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The wrath of Samothrace

The Wrath of Samothrace is a painting that alludes to the winged statue in the Louvre known as the Victory of Samothrace, created around 300 years BC. The statue celebrates Nike, the goddess of victory, and a sea battle.

My version is a comment on the idea that women historically tend to reject war, rather than celebrate it. And Nike here is more like a mother, aware of the fact that other people have children too, and angry at the absurdity of battling when other options are possible.

Acrylic and metallic paint on canvas. 50 x 40 x 2cm.


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