Painting in the afterlife

“The sensations of colour on the palette can be a spiritual experience…”

Wassily Kandinsky

This artefect was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art from the estate of Lord Carnarvon. It dates back to around 1350 BCE. The hieroglyph bears the inscription of Amenhotep III. It is carved from a single piece of ivory and is a funerary piece. Art was clearly considered an important part of eternal life. The thing that resonates most for me is the six pigment residues -blue, green, brown, yellow, red and black. This little box of paints and the colours contained within it, are almost exactly what I use on my urban sketching adventures. #thebasicsdontchange #letsmakelemonade

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