The Influence of Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture throughout History

Chrysler Building Elevator doors.

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It is very hard to dispute the influence of Ancient Egypt on modern civilization, as I’ve previously written. It is equally hard to deny that we also have Ancient Egypt to thank for those aspects of art that have become a staple in our community. Keep reading to see some examples of this influence.


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Art Deco

20th century has been marked by numerous discoveries of Ancient Egyptian artifacts , and those included stunning works of art found in the tombs. Unsurprisingly, the findings were quite an inspiration, and the style that became known as Art Deco was one of the results. For example, the Chrysler building in New York has been designed with quite a few Egyptian motifs in mind. Some of the most famous elements of Art Deco include rich colors, hieroglyphic characters and angular shapes, which were also very significant markers of Egyptian art.

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