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Why is Egyptian art different from ordinary art?

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March 30, 2011 3:36PM

Well, every civilization has had a different style of art... So there isn't really a definition for "ordinary art. One characteristic of Egyptian art is the lack of depth in their 2 dimensional art. They often depict the background from above and then have objects and people from a front view. They almost never show a person looking straight at you, instead everyone is in profile view.