The Winged Victory of Samothrace is known as one of the best sculptures to be ever made. To me this is a very moving sculpture because I believe it conveys a sense of action and triumph as well as portraying artful flowing drapery through its features which the Greeks considered ideal beauty even though it was not realistic work.
The way the Greeks portrayed the human race is also prevalent in this artwork. The form of her body is almost perfect and her pose is also very unique. The nude female body is revealed by the transparency of the wet drapery, while the cord worn just beneath the breasts recalls a clothing style that was popular beginning in the fourth century. It looks almost as if she is in stride of a victory.
The figure creates a spiraling effect in a configuration that opens out in various directions. This is achieved by the oblique angles of the wings and the placement of the left leg, and emphasized by the clothing blowing between the goddess's legs. The different degree of finishing of the sides has led scholars to think that it was intended to be seen from three-quarters on the left.
The Greeks represented concepts such as Peace, Fortune, Vengeance, and Justice as goddesses at a very early date. Victory was one of the earliest of these. She is a female figure with large wings that enable her to fly over the earth spreading news of victory, whether in athletic competition or in battle. She is a messenger who sometimes uses a trumpet to make her message better heard. As she flies, she brings the victor the insignia of victory – a crown, fillet, palm, trophy of arms, or naval trophy. Once back on earth, she takes part in the sacrifice made by the victor to thank the gods, according to Louvre.com. With all that said I can say that the sculpture represented all those in this piece of artwork making this one of the most decorated in the world.