Posted by Steve Price on February 03, 1999 at 07:03:20:
In Reply to: Re: Religions or east&west? posted by Sophia Gates on February 02, 1999 at 19:39:34:
I agree with much of what Sophia Gates has to say here, but I do think she missed the ball on a few points.
1. Our ability to see the landscape spread out below us from an airplane is a pretty recent development, and probably doesn't figure very strongly in the western artistic tradition.
2. Westerners did weave rugs (Spain and France, in particular), and those rugs were no more likely to depict humans than rugs woven in the orient.
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