Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Visit to Academy of the Visual Arts Leipzig - Winged Victory

This image was taken in the entrance way to the Leipzig Academy. It's a plaster cast of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, also know as the Nike of Samothrace. The original, dating from 200 - 190BC sits in the Louve and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. But it struck a chord with me for a different reason. At the Glasgow School of Art the same statue stands in the Mackintosh Gallery and was in the first image I saw of the interior after the fire. The middle image was taken the morning after and came as a huge relief to everyone that saw it. We knew that the West wing was badly damaged but to see the mack gallery looking good was quite a moment after a night with no sleep.

Staue in the entrance of the Academy of the Visual Arts Leipzig
Image taken in the Mackintosh Gallery morning of the 24/05
Exhibition view of the mackintosh gallery

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