The Curse of Tutankhamun by Trevor Patterson

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On a trek across London, I visited the Millenium Dome (the world’s most expensive tent) in Greenwich, which is currently exhibiting some ancient Egyptian relics and artwork etc. Just outside the dome someone had decided that a more modern approach was required to entice people in to see the exhibition… 3000+ years of human progress gave us a brightly painted wooden pyramid and a stainless steel needle with an aesthetically pleasing twist.

The major difference of course, is that these works of modern art are only intended to advertise the exhibition and are really quite clever at making a statement. Of course the artists involved were almost certainly given only a few months in which to create their masterpieces, whereas the Egyptian artists were expected to take much longer and probably subjected to .. err.. shall we say, more Intense contractual obligations (you can guess the sort of thing – “Create something worthy of pharaoh the living god… or Die” ). Hmmm .. come to think of it, I’ve had a few commisions like that myself. Lol.

Still it did make for an interesting picture and I liked the contrast between ancient and modern, I hope you do too.

The Image below illustrates how a framed print would look

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  • Catherine Crimmins
    Catherine Crim...about 7 years ago

    this is just wayyy too cool

  • Tanya B. Schroeder
    Tanya B. Schro...about 7 years ago

    Trevor, I really like this! The moon is a nice touch, as is your witty description. Well done!

  • Trevor Patterson
    Trevor Pattersonabout 7 years ago

    Thank you tanya. Yep I couldn’t resist adding the moon.

  • Christophe Testi
    Christophe Testiabout 7 years ago

    Wow! Great capture. Excellent work.

  • pbischop
    pbischopabout 7 years ago

    love that moon – the crowning glory.

  • bites
    bitesabout 7 years ago

    Love this very much! :D

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 6 years ago

    Excellent image! Congrats on making homepage!

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 6 years ago

    brilliant image /love it

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabeover 6 years ago

    Interesting! Colorful!
    Great idea!
    Great shot!
    Love it!

  • sra58
    sra58over 6 years ago

    Great shot and food for thought. Congratulations on making the home page.

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