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the classical Winged Victory of Samothrace, which Filippo Marinetti,
founder of Futurism, declared was inferior in beauty to a roaring car. The
lack of arms also pays homage to Auguste Rodin's Walking Man"
8/16/2015 1:44:09 PM
I had not thought of the resemblance to a
football player until after reading this
definition, though now that I have that I can
see it clearly.
When I first looked at it I
saw the shape of a person walking forward.
They could be walking toward the future or
running from the past.
I say it's moving
forward because of the way the flame shapes
reflect that of air blowing on clothing
(walking into the wind).
This is what
amazes me about art, that what you see
changes at the suggestion of it's
I agree, a football player never
came to mind for me. It's amazing
what each person interprets and
then once you find out what it really
is, you can actually see that as well.
Everyone is different.
When I first looked at this
sculpture, I tried to focus on the
individual shapes throughout the
sculpture instead of the overall
sculpture, so I definitely did not see
the football player that my class
mates are talking about.
base, I saw dolphin like figures that
looked like they were swimming
towards the sky.
turned into birds that looked like
they were ready to take off.