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De Nike van Samothrace. Dit  waanzinnig mooi beeld heeft altijd een enorme aantrekkingskracht op mij gehad. Waarom? Waarschijnlijk omdat haar vleugels zijn gered, maar haar hoofd en armen helaas niet.

The Louvre - It is the Winged Victory of Samothrace. It’s from the second century BCE, and it represents the Greek god of victory, Nike. It was made to commemorate a successful sea battle in Samothrace, and it actually did have a head once upon a time.

Victory of Samothrace

Has anyone noticed that Nike statues are always headless? of Victory! Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, Greek statue (marble), century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Michelangelo's Pietà  , so beautiful it makes me weep sculpted by a young Michangelo at the age of 23 , the only piece of art he ever signed that is located across the sash on Mary's robes, Bella Madonna

Close up of detail on the face of Mary, the Blessed Mother. PIETA by Michelangelo, St.

The winged victory of Samothrace. I saw this at the top of the grand staircase at the Louvre. It's extraordinary. I remember feeling as if I, too, had wings.

The Importance of Being an Artist in Today's Modern World

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike. Dated at 190 BC at the Musee du Louvre in Paris, France

Artist: Raffaelo Monti  Date: c. 1860  Medium: Sculpture  Size: 21 1/2 in. (54.61 cm)  Institution: Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Veiled Lady Raffaelo Monti c. 1860 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA This is an amazing execution of trompe l’oeil. I can hardly believe this is pure marble.

S6.1 ARTEMIS "DIANA OF VERSAILLES"  Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France   Original / Copy: Roman copy of Greek statue attributed to Leochares ca 325 BC. Restorations by Barthélemy Prieur (1602) and Lange (1808).  Style: Late Classical  Date: C1st - 2nd AD   Period: Imperial Roman

Artemis- Goddess of the moon, hunt, and wild animals, especially the fawn and deer. Twin sister of the God Apollo.

Monumental Cemetery, Milan.

MATIN LUMINEUX: Cimetière monumental de Milan: Beautifully made, but also creepy for me now; if you've watched Doctor Who you know what the Weeping Angels are! Wish I could look at those statues like I used to.

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"Discobolus" by the ancient Greek sculptor Myron was the most famous masterpiece of the classical period. The original statue is made of bronze and is stored in the National Roman Museum.

The marble sculptures by British artist Matthew Simmonds aren’t your typical human forms popularized by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Instead, he carves detailed and solitary architectural interiors into a corner or side of a hunk of stone. Simmonds leaves the natural edges of the rocks juxtaposed with his small, finished spaces. He pays homage to sacred buildings like baroque basilicas and Ancient Roman Temples by depicting some of their defining features like domed-roofs and elaborate ...

RL British artist Matthew Simmonds carves detailed and solitary architectural interiors into a corner or side of a piece of marble leaving the natural edges of the rocks juxtaposed with his small, finished spaces.