You might well start with Audrey Hepburn as the Winged Victory of Samothrace
standing on the steps of The Louvre in the film Funny Face.
Posters of such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace
, and Starry Night are available through the Museum Shop.
A racing car whose hood is adorned by great pipes, like serpents of explosive breath--a roaring car that seems to run on shrapnel--is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace
was once anything other than mush is as arduous as the proposition that Barbie is related to the Winged Victory of Samothrace
. The problem here, though, is that Keillor is lashing out at NPR for imitating its biggest success--him.
In particular, some classical statuary wobbles so much in transit that you can understand how this Victory of Samothrace
lost her head.
Some of its surviving products -- the Victory of Samothrace
, the Laocoon, the Belvedere Torso, the Venus de Milo, the Dying Gaul, the Farnese Bull, the Barberini Faun--are among the most familiar images in Western art.
Any sportsman will tell you that the only three things to see in the Louvre are the "Winged Victory of Samothrace
," the "Venus de Milo" and the "Mona Lisa." The rest of the sculpture and paintings are just so much window dressing for the Big Three, and one hates to waste time in the Louvre when there is so much else to see in Paris.
Slipstream belongs to a long line of works attempting to evoke motion in solid form, going back to the Winged Victory of Samothrace
and including such Futurist pieces as Boccioni's running figure, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913).
is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace
," he shouted at his unsuspecting readers.
Her humor is misplaced as well: the statue of the Victory of Samothrace
, for example, will never fly away from the Louvre, where it has been ensconced for so long.
At the School of Fine Arts, at the entrance of which is a reproduction of the Victory of Samothrace
next to a huge Warhol-like can of Coca-Cola, they were all busy producing posters for his presidential campaign.