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16-JUL-2005 dominic

16-07-05 nike of samothrace

The goddess of victory.

I was up fairly early to head down to the art gallery. Thereís a Magnum/Eve Arnold exhibition on
at the moment that I had been trying to get along to see for a while. I had planned to post a new
gallery of people looking at the photoís, and shots from the exhibit, but given the number of ďno
camerasĒ signs and security guards there, I thought it best to keep it in the bag. Either way it
was a cracking exhibition, one of the best Iíve seen in the Art Gallery.

So I wandered round, looking at the collection, and instead took this shot of nike. This is a
plaster reproduction the gallery owns of the original Hellenic statue, which dates to 3BC. The
plaster reproductions are housed in a pretty spectacular domed hall. Itís beautiful. The
original, like many of the finest examples of Greek art, isnít in Greece. Itís in the Louvre.

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Kimberley Hannaman Taylor08-Feb-2006 22:19
I was gonna say....I don't remember this statue being in a place like that (the original is at the Louvre). I love the placement here and the lighting is fantastic. This is one of my favorites.
Stu24-Jul-2005 17:52
Very well done indeed
virginiacoastline23-Jul-2005 16:18
I agree about the lighting . . this is fabulous =)
Jude Marion20-Jul-2005 15:25
Lovely lighting ... this is a real beauty!
I like the repetiton of the curved lines ... which frame this nike so beautifully!
Nicely seen and captured!
Guest 19-Jul-2005 23:56
I've seen, and have pics, of the one in the Louvre - it is truly a spectacular piece of art. It's so hard to believe how much time and attention to detail that the master craftsmen of centuries ago put into their work. Very nicely captured.
Adalberto Tiburzi18-Jul-2005 13:04
A "winner" for sure... ;-)
northstar3718-Jul-2005 11:33
What happened to her head??
Chris18-Jul-2005 00:20
Man that is beautifully lit. Vote
steve mcsweeny17-Jul-2005 09:14
Beautiful Lighting! great shot,Vote!
Guest 17-Jul-2005 00:33
sweet lighting, good shot
Larry Ahern16-Jul-2005 21:21
Simple and majestic. Nice shot!
Bill Miller16-Jul-2005 20:17
"head down to the art gallery" funny, funny.........
laine8216-Jul-2005 20:08
Hmmmmmm so your saying you didn't abide by the rules...oh goodie, cause I love this.
Anna Yu16-Jul-2005 19:18
Lighting is great Dom. Are you sure you're allowed to take pictures in here ;)
Zak16-Jul-2005 17:17
the headless-ness!