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