Thursday, February 11, 2010

Interpretations of Edfu

Al Masry Al Youm (Andrew Bossone)

For the first time, a contemporary exhibit is being displayed at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The exhibit features drawings from the Edfu temple that few people ever get to see. Spanish artists and professors Assunción Jódar Miñarro and Ricardo Marín Viadel created hundreds of pictures, some of which are more than two meters in height, from the western staircase in Edfu.

The exhibition, "Drawings of the time: Impressions from Edfu Temple," is in the museum until 8 April, and is a modern interpretation of ancient artwork. The artists describe their work--pictures drawn of 31 priest figures--as a blend of art and documentation, combing individual creativity with the tradition of sketching ancient sites.

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