Monday, April 6, 2009

Nahdet Masr


Egypt Awakening is the title of this monumental sculpture that stands at the entrance to Cairo University. It is the work of Mohamed Mokhtar (1891-1934) one of Egypt's earliest modern artists. It portrays a woman and a sphinx.

3 comments:

Jacob said...

I didn't realize how large this was until I saw the car! Impressive!

glduro_marieloupe said...

Wow! Its amazing! I had goosebumps! How wonderful work!

Hilda said...

Monumental is right! It's huge! I like it, though I would also like to be able to ask the artist why he gave it that name. Ah well…