Victory of Samothrace: Take One

Another poster. I needed to come up with something fast and I've had this idea of a Victory of Samothrace with a ghost head and arms that I thought would fit the goth-tinged bill. I got the idea from a line from Filippo Marinetti's Futurist Manifesto, where he declares the superiority of "a racing car whose hood is adorned with great pipes, like serpents of an explosive breath– a roaring car that seems to ride on grape shot is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace."

In his manifesto Marinetti was contrasting the statue with the automobile, which he thought ought to be the epitome of modern art. The statue, or what's left of it, contains all the dynamism and athletic qualities of the goddess of victory, but all Marinetti could see was a pathetic, wounded has-been.

I'll inevitably come back to this... the idea fit the assignment but I can explore it so much further.


Kristina said...


MSR. May his brit accent ring in our ears for years.


Dr. Detroit said...

you do good work!