Winged Victory of Samothrace, Louvre II

Picture of the Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, Louvre, Paris

Winged Victory of Samothrace, Louvre (September 2009)

The approach to the Winged Victory of Samothrace is as dramatic as the statue itself.

No matter how many times I see the Winged Victory, she still has the power to take my breath away.

(See more pictures of the Winged Victory on Journey Photographic here)

22 thoughts on “Winged Victory of Samothrace, Louvre II

  1. I love your eye here. I think I was in such a rush to see the Mona Lisa, that I didn’t take time to really breathe in the views inside the Louvre. This is an awesome photograph. Nice framing. I think that ‘WInged Victory’ is one of the best pieces of art to see at The Louvre.

  2. Looked at the other one, and I really love the dramatic ness of the way you had the statue at the bottom and all this space at the top. And this one is equally excellent as well.

  3. The statue was designed to impress. How sad if it was stuck away in a corner of some noble villa. At least the French have done justice to the statue, creating a feeling of power that you captured so well.

  4. I’ve always like the sense of wonder and splendour that such arches give, especially when seen on a scale that compares them to the size of humans. It’s a tribute, in a way, to our vision and creativity, that one so small can make something so grand.

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