Ancient Egyptian wall paintings provide a fascinating glimpse into the past. In tombs it was the painter's task to preserve the dead individual's spirit. Most tomb art generally followed consistent rules and held special meaning to the ancient Egyptians. The front and profile viewpoints depicted in a single human figure are one of the most characteristic features of Egyptian art. This is reminiscent of the fact that the ancient Egyptians saw the world in terms of dualities: life and death, flood and drought, good and bad. These composite images of the most recognisable parts of the human body were more detailed than a realistic pose and assisted the tomb owner’s ka (spirit) to recognise its body. Our stimulus is a painter's palette used to compose such wall paintings: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/544518
Mummified like the Pharaohs of yester, / Old black, red, yellow, brown, bright green, old blue…
At that time of the afternoon when things wear out, / The labyrinths of six strings were drawn by the fire.
Even though Mallory knew everyone had a bad seed buried somewhere within the depths of their psyche, she had never...
Sepulchral Jerusalem, lay to rest my / Empty songs and promises, the last / Light fading out on the horizon
A thousand years from now my poems are unlikely to survive, and I doubt I’ll be remembered, but I hope my eraser will...
There was movement in the trees and in the fields, and they were open and full of light. And from the swaying curtains..
Apology is a sideways glance / against a flash of shame. / In the late night, in the early morning
A woman with a small fox on the lead / Walks into La Boulangerie des Invalides / The terrace of which I am having...
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