Having been fascinated with Egyptian history, mythology and culture since primary school when we learned about all the Egyptian gods in class, this exhibition was a delight to behold and satisfied my inner Egyptian soul very much.
Previously, I didn’t even know of the existence of these two sunken Egyptian cities (Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus), nor of the Greek invasion and the merging of Egyptian and Greek culture and mythology. It’s fascinating how even 2000 years ago, beliefs had common ground between them, much like religions today have common belief in a greater power.
It amazed me how perfectly intact some of the relics were even after thousands of years submerged in water, the hieroglyphics were completely readable as if they had been carved yesterday. I also did not know wood could be submerged for so long and not decay, as many of the sculptures had been carved out of large blocks of wood.
Whilst looking for images from the exhibition, I came across concept art for the other famous sunken city Atlantis that I really liked the aesthetic of:
Started off the day at Borough, need to explore Borough Market more once its fully open in the day! Lots of interesting alleyways and architecture around here.
Southbank itself is always a beauty.
Inside Tate Modern itself, there was a huge moving shadow installation happening, where viewers could lay back and watch the moving panels above as if in a trance. The shadows created were of planks moving up and down, which was fascinating but I wonder if this much trouble and organisation is worth it for the ~art~ factor!
Amazing views from the 10th floor viewing platform of the new Tate Switch House building, makes you feel so small surrounded by the ever-bustling city that looks like a miniature set from so high up.
Onto the actual art:
To round the day off – having fun popping huge bubbles!