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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Smithsonian Institution - Freer and Sackler Gallery

I am often incredibly inspired by ancient Egyptian art. The way that the people and animals follow compositional rules that cause the images to be flattened is such an interesting way to represent the world around them. Here are two limestone reliefs, one a falcon and one a goose from the Freer and Sackler Gallery. The Smithsonian Institution is a great place to look for inspiration. Unfortunately for us it's another city, but portions of the collections are still online to browse.

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