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Colosses et perspective: de la prise en considération de la parallaxe dans la statuaire pharaonique de grandes dimensions au Nouvel Empire

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  • Art égyptien
  • Statuaire Colossale
  • Perspective
  • Arts & Humanities :: Art & Art History [A02]
  • Arts & Sciences Humaines :: Art & Histoire De L'Art [A02]


The deformation which affects the physiognomy of colossal sculptures of the New Kingdom suggests that Ancient Egyptian Art could have taken into account the parallax effects or distortions due to perspective. This question and its methodological and theoretical implications are investigated, with a special focus on the colossi of Amenhotep IV from Karnak.

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