Tomb Stela of Intef

I have learned a lot about egyptian art from researching these images. For example Baines and Malek (1980 p56) describe how in contrast with western art “Egyptian representation is not based on either of the two main principles of perspective, the use of foreshortening and the adoption of a single, unified viewpoint for an entire picture. Instead, figures are rather like diagrams of what they show, whose aim is to convey information”.

 

These are my comments on Tomb Stela of Intef

 

BAINES, J & MALEK, J. (1980) Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Phaidon