What would their art be like today?
Over thousands of years, the Egyptian style guide remained remarkably consistent. The Egyptians wanted to show each feature on a person as fully as possible. To do this they portrayed different features from either of two different points of view – frontal or in profile.
The shoulders and torso were frontal so that fine clothing and jewellery could be shown-off and both arms could be seen fully. The rest of the body – head, legs and feet - stood in profile. The head and mouth were drawn from a side view, but the eye and eyebrow was shown front-on.
The rigid, formal pose also gave a sense of order and balance and was hopefully a pose that could be held forever.
But what if their civilization hadn't become extinct? What would their art be like today? Chicago artist Marina Muze wondered just that and came up with this fun take on it. Enjoy Marina's "Modern Ancient Egyptians" series, below.
See more of Marina Muze's wonderful work at www.marinamuze.wordpress.com.
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