Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art

by Adam Goodwin | 2014 | Last Updated: April 15, 2014

Egypt, Africa

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.

Perspective

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.

Stories

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.

Call to Action

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?

Further Reading

Based on your reading of this blog post, you may also be interested in: Cairo, Egypt.

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These are one person’s thoughts and opinions.  I welcome and strive to get your feedback and own thoughts. Feel free to comment below or connect with me via social media.

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.

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