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AP Art History 6.01Snapshot Assignment Alexis Ditterline Funky (Focus) Due to the firm stance of the legs and solid looks to it, the figure seems strong. The upper torso is pushed outwards compared to the rest of the body with the wings being straight out of the back. The viewers eyes are drawn down from the upper body and wings by the details of the folds of the outfit. Caravaggio (Content) The subject is Nike, a Greek goddess, carved out of marble. The large and overbearing nature of statue gives the viewer a sense of the goddess’ power. The statue is somewhat realistic, with a very realistic body, but it becomes less realistic when the wings are added into the situation. Flips (Function) There was no use for the statue other than to admire a piece of artwork of the Goddess Nike. With marble signifying wealth, most statues were made from this material. The goddess was a popular one that most knew and loved, and the stance of the sculpture shows her power and authority. To (Tradition) Marble was a popular material to sculpt with in this time era. The reason being it signified a
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  • Fall '16
  • century BC, Goddess, idealized art style

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