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Overtime art has changed in very many aspects and has developed several different styles Every culture has their own set of rules and styles in which they use to express their art For instance Egyptian art is centered around grid proportions whereas Greek art is centered around naturalism where there are rarely any straight lines or right angles present in their art These differences can be observed in the Egyptian sculpture Khafre enthroned and the Greek sculpture DoryporusThe Egyptian canon of representation was a stable unchanging set of rules governing the proportions and poses of important figures in Egyptian art through about 3000 years of history The Egyptian sculpture Khafre enthroned was produced around 2520-2494 BCE and was located in the pharaoh Khafres tomb one of the Great Pyramids Like other Egyptian art this sculpture was a monumental structure dedicated to elaborate kingship and the pharaohs power and authority in which connected them to gods The purpose of this sculpture was to last for eternity The rigidity of the pose creates the effect of eternal stillness appropriate for the timeless afterlife p 62 This sculpture was not intended to be a portrait of Khafre but to represent ideal proportions to represent their god-kings the sculptor portrayed Khafre with a well-developed flawless body and a perfect face regardless of his actual age and appearance p 62 The stylization of this sculpture emphasizes features or parts deemed to be most important An additional purpose was to proclaim the divine nature of Egyptian kingship This piece of art was centered around grid proportions by being bilaterally symmetrical the same on either side of an axis p 63 The styles of this sculpture are compactness radiates serenity dark colored broad shoulders and narrow waist Also Khafre has lotus and papyrus plants which represents a United Egypt between his legs There is a bird wrapping its wings around Khafres head for
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