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The Winged Victory of Samothrace

by Marianne Hamiaux | 07 July 2015
Category: Art & Design
Synopsis
The Winged Victory of Samothrace is without doubt one of the most spectacular and accomplished expressions of Greek sculpture from the Hellenistic period. Why, then, restore it now? In spite of its intrinsic beauty, the monument has not been immune to the passage of time and its presentation has been called into question by recent developments in archaeological research. Since it first arrived at the Louvre in 1864, it has been the object of three restoration campaigns. Today, the restoration of an ancient sculpture comprises an encounter with the artistic genius of the ancients; the restoration of a Greek sculpture completed during the nineteenth century necessitates taking the work's second life into account; the restoration of a masterpiece in the Louvre means bearing in mind the deep affection everyone feels for it. The book also provides the public with the keys necessary for fully appreciating the Winged Victory of Samothrace and thus building on the viewer's initial intense emotion. Who is this Victory in virtuoso drapery? Why does she stand on an impressive base in the shape of a ship's prow? Finally, the book reveals a number of well-hidden technical secrets, which cannot but compel our admiration.
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Synopsis
The Winged Victory of Samothrace is without doubt one of the most spectacular and accomplished expressions of Greek sculpture from the Hellenistic period. Why, then, restore it now? In spite of its intrinsic beauty, the monument has not been immune to the passage of time and its presentation has been called into question by recent developments in archaeological research. Since it first arrived at the Louvre in 1864, it has been the object of three restoration campaigns. Today, the restoration of an ancient sculpture comprises an encounter with the artistic genius of the ancients; the restoration of a Greek sculpture completed during the nineteenth century necessitates taking the work's second life into account; the restoration of a masterpiece in the Louvre means bearing in mind the deep affection everyone feels for it. The book also provides the public with the keys necessary for fully appreciating the Winged Victory of Samothrace and thus building on the viewer's initial intense emotion. Who is this Victory in virtuoso drapery? Why does she stand on an impressive base in the shape of a ship's prow? Finally, the book reveals a number of well-hidden technical secrets, which cannot but compel our admiration.
€44.10
132 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9782757209127
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 07/07/2015
Categories - All, Books, Art and Photography, Art, Art & Design
No. of Pages - 200
Weight - 1434
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 31
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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