by Adam Goodwin | 2014 | Last Updated: April 15, 2014
I am currently on trip number three to the country of Egypt. As I prepared for the third trip, I researched a bit more into one of the most fascinating components of Ancient Egypt: art.
In an ever increasing interdependent modern world, perspective is all too important. What I, as a Canadian, may see as disrespectful, another culture may appreciate this as respect. And the list goes on.
The Egyptians had a very interesting perspective in their art. Multiple viewpoints (3D) are combined on the one plane of the paper/wall/canvas.
Egyptian art focuses on perspectives, and understandings of the world, rather than act as a material item of beauty. Or as a symbol of the rich or high-class.
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The next time your view art, try to think of the many different perspectives that may be interpreted from a piece of art. How would a Westerner view the piece of art? Is this different than someone from South-East Asia or the Islamic world?
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Adam Goodwin is a Canadian working in the United Kingdom, and is a proud shameless idealist. His parents currently work in Cairo, Egypt. He has siblings and distant family in Canada and around the rainbow nation’s only home. Follow his year+ overseas on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog.