Ancient Egyptian art has many distinctive features, one being the use of multiple points of view. This can be seen in painting where the arms are depicted from the side and other body parts, such as the shoulder face towards the front. Look at the faces especially. In the video below, the narrator asks us to consider why the Egyptian style (of the human body) never changed.
The one below shows an interesting mix of perspectives. Notice the water in this oneFor more art, check out the Virtual Egyptian Museum.
Why do you think Egyptians depicted the human body and landscape this way? What does it allow you to see that is missing from your everyday viewing of the world? What does it hide? How does this compare to classical “birds-eye-views” or aboriginal works with a horizontal view?