> There is nothing "amazing" about it nor do I find
> it "childlike" or "primitive". The Ptolemaic
> pharaohs were Macedonian Greeks who adopted the
> pharaonic culture of their subjects which included
> their style of art. "Ability" had nothing to do
> with it, see Greek art of the period, it was a
Your inability to recognise the design disparity will go along way to explain your why you fail to recognise the primitive nature of the architectural embellishment relative to the overall architectural design..
For that reason we'll have to agree to disagree.
I see before me an exceptional level of architectural detail and competence which has superimposed upon it, what can only be described as very primitive and unplanned embellishment. In other words Graffiti.
Irrespective of chronology, It's clearly obvious that the "style of art" as you put it deteriorated considerably in the period between overall structure design and the consequent embellishment..
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01-Aug-17 19:04 by Jon Ellison.