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Aristarchus of Samothrace (216-144 BCE) is the most famous Alexandrian grammarian and one of the most important scholars of antiquity, says Schironi, but his status made his books sources to mine rather than texts to copy, so his ideas now survive only in a vast array of fragments in other work.
Turn around and head up the Daru staircase to the Denon Wing, and you'll encounter 'Winged Victory of Samothrace', the headless great lady of the Louvre, her wings spread and her clothes tousled against her body by the wind.
The two statues of Athena and the Winged Victory of Samothrace were also prominently displayed in the hall.
Hermione's visits to the Louvre and the British Museum, and encounters with two of these museums' renowned antiquities--the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Elgin marbles, respectively--fortify her sense of personal identity against a gnawing fear of disintegration.
'At that time, the Louvre had very few patrons, and they were usually asked to finance particular exhibitions,' he explains, 'but I offered to support the whole department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, as the cradle of our civilisation.' That support began with the restoration of the Borghese Gladiator and continued, via other restoration and exhibition sponsorships, to the restoration of the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the monumental Daru staircase in 2013-14.
The Winged Victory of Samothrace was carved 200 years before the birth of Christ to celebrate a great naval victory over an Egyptian fleet, probably at the Battle Of Cos, and has been described as "the greatest masterpiece" of ancient Greek sculpture.
Many of the most memorable images in the canon are of figures and animals in motion: the Victory of Samothrace from around 190 BCE, her drapery fluttering with the rapidity of flight; Titian's Bacchus of 1520-23, depicted in midair leaping from his chariot toward Ariadne; Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase (No.
A network of at least one hundred sailors' sanctuaries--to Artemis, Apollo, the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux), the Great Gods of Samothrace, and many other divinities--played a crucial role in transforming Greeks' mental map of the ancient Mediterranean.
Marinetti claimed that "a roaring automobile is more beautiful than the Nike of Samothrace." In "Sunrise," Seidel gave us Futurism on speed, one-upping Marinetti:
Bilal has chosen twenty-two works in the Louvre (e.g., Winged Victory of Samothrace, Mona Lisa) and imagines a ghostly muse for each, complete with fake biographies, providing their depictions in front of the works.