The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as "the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture."
The statue shows a mastery of form and movement which has impressed critics and artists since its discovery. It is considered one of the Louvre's greatest treasures, and since the late 19th century it has been displayed in the most dramatic fashion, at the head of the sweeping Daru staircase. The loss of the head, while regrettable in a sense, is held by many to enhance the statue's depiction...
This is the long awaited photographic collection from the artist, Karen Inez Maxwell who created All Things Venetian.com to support her love for Venetian ambiance through her photography. She has succeeded in taking photos that bring the Venetian ambiance into a room through her visits to Venice over the last 3 years. Her photographs show history in present day, magnificent architecture still standing, breathing with people along the waters of the Grand Canal. They show you glimpses of charm and beauty through out Venice, a place where taking a beautiful quaint photograph is ~ yours for the taking given a proper camera and a lil' skill and a lot of passion for that moment.
Karen creates the kind of photograph that brings energy to a...
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