ArtH201 Exercise 2 10.12.09

ArtH201 Exercise 2 10.12.09 - Emily Tsiao ArtH201 10/12/09...

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Emily Tsiao ArtH201 10/12/09 Exercise #2 What does Zupnick mean by “paratactic” representation? How would you describe this term, in your own words? Zupnick describes paratactic representation as sometimes called nonfunctional, conceptual or ideoplastic representation of the figure, a stereotype with frontal eyes and shoulders, and profiled face, arms, and legs. In my own words I believe paratactic representation means a twisted perspective of a figure. How have prior scholars explained why Egyptians used paratactic representation? Why does Zupnick find these insufficient? Prior scholars have explained that the stereotype developed originally as a primitive, conceptual and tactile approach which was perpetuated either by isolation form more advanced foreign styles or by a directed and conscious maintenance of traditions and because of the sociological role of the Egyptian artist. Zupnick finds these insufficient because there is no reason to believe that there was any rule that artists could not change in the manner of
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ArtH201 Exercise 2 10.12.09 - Emily Tsiao ArtH201 10/12/09...

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