The Louvre Set to Restore Winged Victory Next Month

August 24th, 2013

Winged Victory, via Wall Street JournalThe Louvre’s iconic Greeks sculpture, Winged Victory of Samothrace, is set to begin a 9-month restoration process next month, the Wall Street Journal reports.Covered in years of dust and grime, the statue will be cleaned to return it to its original white color, and minor repairs will also be made to the statue itself.  “It’s not only a Hellenistic masterpiece, it is also a historic example of 19th century art”says Ludovic Laugier, who heads the project for the Louvre.Read more at Wall Street Journal