Egyptian Art


The reason i went to the Met was for Korean art at 1st floor and photographs at 2nd floor. Then, i spent quite a time in Egyptian art section. Whenever i’ve encountered these historical arts, i was forced to ask to myself the basic questions like what is art and what kind of meaning the design has to have in this life. Egyptian believed the afterlife and prepared for that life in their lifetime. I was amazed at the wide range of colors they used and details of face in old kingdom tombs. There were a lot of masks and one of a woman with her hair rolled back attracted my eyes. A braid, hard-to-recognizable deep blue on her eyes, earrings, and peach-colored cheek made me feel the woman who lived “there”. Would my design have a meaning later on like them? Could i make something which can remain after my death? What would be my goal or my direction for my art and design?

By taking a photo everyday, i realized the life could be totally different in closeup.  I got to see something i’ve never seen before. By the time went by, i got to learn that, as a designer, i should have thousands of eyes through which i can see all the different views. I also learned i have to make my own view while having thousands of eyes.

Back to the point, visiting Met is always good when you are so overwhelmed with everything that pushes you to run without thinking what you’re doing. Weather is so nice to walk along the Met.

hours Open 7 Days a Week

Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

 $12 for students


Published by

Hyunju Seo

Student at Parsons

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