I miss my Timex.

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ART HISTORY MEME || [3/7] sculptures/other media: Winged Victory of Samothrace by Unknown Greek artist (c. 200–190 BCE)

This exceptional monument was unearthed in 1863 on the small island of Samothrace in the northwest Aegean. The goddess of Victory (Nike, in Greek) is shown in the form of a winged woman standing on the prow of a ship, braced against the strong wind blowing through her garments. With her right hand cupped around her mouth, she announced the event she was dedicated to commemorate. The colossal work was placed in a rock niche that had been dug into a hill; it overlooked the theater of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods. This niche may also have contained a pool filled with water in which the ship appeared to float. Given its placement, the work was meant to be viewed from the front left-hand side; this explains the disparity in sculpting technique, the right side of the body being much less detailed. The highly theatrical presentation-combined with the goddess’s monumentality, wide wingspan, and the vigor of her forward-thrusting body-reinforces the reality of the scene. +

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Back to real life.

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dustjacketattic:

townhouse | photo max kim-bee

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ohmyvancouver:

Vancouver (by eatvancity)

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Let’s skip spring and go here.

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fourteenth:

Photograph of the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion Dimitrios Constantin, before 1871

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012) dir. Wes Anderson

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