Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Winged Victory of Samothrace

Nike of Samothrace, discovered in 1863, is estimated to have been created around 190 BC.  It was created to not only honor the goddess, Nike, but to honor a sea battle. It conveys a sense of action and triumph as well as portraying artful flowing drapery through its features which the Greeks considered ideal beauty.

9x12 chalk and charcoal on toned illustration board.

1 comment:

  1. Dam I had to comment on her here too ,... you have drawn this so stunningly I think ...BC -Man thats freckishly old -eh!!