art history meme | 4/7 sculptures/other media: Winged Victory of Samothrace (Nike of Samothrace) (200-190B.C.)
The Nike of Samothrace, discovered in 1863, is estimated to have been created around 200-190 BC. It is 8ft (2.44m) high. 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. It stood on a rostral pedestal of gray marble from Lartos representing the prow of a ship (most likely a trihemiolia), and represents the goddess as she descends from the skies to the triumphant fleet. Before she lost her arms, which have never been recovered, Nike’s right arm is believed to have been raised, cupped round her mouth to deliver the shout of Victory. The work is notable for its convincing rendering of a pose where violent motion and sudden stillness meet, for its graceful balance and for the rendering of the figure’s draped garments, compellingly depicted as if rippling in a strong sea breeze. The Nike of Samothrace is seen as an iconic depiction of triumphant spirit and of the divine momentarily coming face to face with man. It is possible, however, that the power of the work is enhanced by the very fact that the head is missing.
“I want to just be lazy and I want some of the people around me to be doing things, because that makes me feel comfortable and safe - and I want some of them to be doing nothing at all, because they can be graceful and companionable for me.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
Lourdes Gerrard in EVERY FOOTBALL KIT EVER
SORRY I have more to say about this. Put this in your mind grapes: Steven Gerrard, age 57 — looking, lbr, probably exactly the same — finally wins the World Cup trophy he could never get as a player: as COACH of the ENGLAND WOMEN’S TEAM, with Lourdes as the triumphant and well-coiffed Michael Bradley to his Bill (but both better at their jobs).
"COACH STEVIE G" USES HIS HIGH PROFILE AND THE RESPECT HE STILL COMMANDS IN THE GAME TO HELP CEMENT WOMEN’S FOOTBALL AS A HUGE THING, AT LEAST AS SUCCESSFUL AND LUCRATIVE AS THE DUDE VERSION. Burly men make up drinking songs* about their favorite lady players, paint their names on their chests, get into loud arguments at pubs about whether Alba Bale or lil Abby Wambach Jr. is the best player in the world. LOURDES, A FASHIONABLE WUNDERKIND QUEEN AND BELOVED CAPTAIN, GETS CRAZY BECKHAM MONEY TO BE IN STUPID COWBOY-THEMED ADS FOR LUCOZADE and possibly marries AN ALONSO CHILD. LOURDES PROUDLY HANDING THE WORLD CUP TO "COACH DAD" TO LIFT. STEVIE SHEDDING A SINGLE MANLY TEAR AS SHE KISSES HIM ON THE CHEEK, PICTURE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF EVERY NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD. COACH STEVIE BEING TOSSED UP IN THE AIR BY A CHEERING MOB OF GURL ATHLETES. See you guys in the FUTURE, it’s gonna be AWESOME.
*the songs, just like those written for their dude counterparts, are occasionally sexual but always essentially respectful/affectionate.
Print this. Put it on your fridge. Choose which Chris Pratt you want to have as an inspiration and act accordingly. There’s no wrong choice here.
Irina Shayk gets all infatuated while talking about her boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo on “E!News” | 22-07-2014 | [+]________________________Interviewer: Now, you’re also dating one of THE sexiest guys in the world. Soccer-superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. You guys are gorgeous. Is he a romantic guy?Irina: Yes, very. Well, sometimes I love it when he’s romantic and sometimes…like…it actually depends on my mood. So, he knows that.Interviewer: Oh, he knows that?Irina: *laughs*…Interviewer: Last quick question for today: Who’s the sexiest celebrity-guy? Besides your boyfriend!Irina: Hmm…my boyfriend. He’s the only one.Interviewer: He’s the only one? Awww, that’s so sweet.Irina: *smiles*Interviewer: Let me ask you…how do you not get jealous? Cause I mean, I have seen Cristiano here, having breakfast, once and all the ladies around were just staring at him. He couldn’t even eat his eggs. I imagine these things becomes a daily occurance then?Irina: Well…you know, I think it’s good for a man to look around a little so he can appreciate what he has. You just have to be comfortable and drop all your insecurities. And I am very comfortable. Apart from that, if you’ve been dating for over 4 years, you simply have to trust each other. *smiles*____________________________
B Y E !!!!!!!!
#this is so important #this is so much #irina shayk #ladies #cristiano ronaldo #THE CORRECT ATTITUDE #THE ONLY RELAYSH ADVICE THAT MATTERS #BE COMFORTABLE #[IMPLIED MOUTHFART NOISE] #MIC DROP #SHAYK OUT #cute. she’s so cute. they’re so cute. #”sometimes i like it when he’s romantic and sometimes i like it when he sprays me in the face with a hose while laughing like an asshole.” #”depends on the mood really.”