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The Winged Victory of Samothrace, 190 BC, Grey Lartos marble (boat) with Parian marble (statue), height 3.28 m, Musée du Louvre, Paris. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is one of the masterpieces of Hellenistic sculpture. It was discovered by Charles Champoiseau and unearthed in 1863 on the small island of Samothrace in the northwest Aegean. It depicts the Greek goddess of Victory, Nike, 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. They have found a marble hand and some broken of fingers at the same site which pieced together indicate she must have held it in front of her mouth announcing the victory. It has been suggested that the monument was dedicated by the Rhodians in commemoration of a specific naval victory, perhaps the Rhodian victory at Side in 190 BC against the fleet of Antiochus III of Syria. The colossal work was placed in a rock niche that had been dug into a hill where it overlooked the theater of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods. 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. The figure creates a spiraling effect in a composition that opens out in various directions. The nude female body is revealed by the transparency of the wet drapery, much in the manner of classical works from the fifth century BC, while the cord worn just beneath the breasts recalls a clothing style that was popular beginning in the fourth century. The decorative richness, sense of volume, and intensity of movement are characteristic of a Rhodian style that prefigures the baroque creations of the Pergamene school. Don't forget to follow @my_favorite_work_of_art Share your own stories and special memories about your favorite work of art, artist or museum. 👍🏻 #nikeofsamothrace #thewingedvictoryofsamothrace #victoiredesamothrace #nikedisamotracia #wingedvictoryofsamothrace #victoryofsamothrace #victoriadesamotracia


Late (and freeeeezing) night at The Louvre ✨ #i❤️paris



🇫🇷 Nous partageons aussi le Louvre vu par vous ! Au soleil ou sous la pluie, tous les temps sont bons pour aller au musée du Louvre 🌦 Merci @ki_eok pour la jolie photo 👏🏼 - 🌎 We also love to share your pictures of the Louvre! Thanks to @ki_eok for this beautiful picture of the rainy museum ☔️👍🏻 - #Louvre #MuseeDuLouvre #LouvreMuseum #instaLouvre #pyramidedulouvre #louvrepyramid #ieohmingpei #bonweekend #happyweekend


🇫🇷 Le vendredi c’est #LaModeAuLouvre ! Aujourd’hui, découvrez ce magnifique détail provenant du portrait de Marie-Louise de Parme, peint par Anton-Raphaël Mengs en 1765. Ce bracelet de plusieurs rangs de perles arbore une miniature représentant un jeune homme, sûrement le portrait de son époux. En effet, ce tableau commémore le mariage entre la princesse et son cousin Charles IV d’Espagne en 1765. D’ailleurs, Marie-Louise de Parme tient dans sa main droite des œillets, symbole de l’amour. Glissez vers la gauche pour voir sa tenue au complet ! - 🌍 It's #FashionFriday ! Today, discover this beautiful detail from the portrait of Marie-Louise of Parme, painted by Mengs in 1765. This bracelet with several rows of pearls has in its center a miniature depicting a young gentleman, surely the portrait of her husband. Indeed, this painting commemorates the wedding between the princess and her cousin Charles IV of Spain in 1765. Maris-Louise of Parme also holds in her right hand carnations, symbol of Love. Swipe to the left to see the whole outfit! - 📷 © RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Adrien Didierjean #Louvre #MuseeDuLouvre #LouvreMuseum #instaLouvre #InstaMuseum #portrait #fleurs #flowers #Amour #bijoux #jewelry


Didn’t quite nail the hand action but got the hangover face down pat


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We have finally seen the Mona Lisa with our own eyes. We got here early so the we were one of the first to see her today. 😊🇫🇷 #monalisa #louvre