Romanticism/orientalism paintings have become incredibly impact-full on my life in the last year.
I had a particularly intense LSD trip with a friend while we watched the Magical Egypt documentary series. The mysticism, symbolism and other ideas resonated with us both quite heavily.
I had always been into ancient Egypt as a kid, but that passion dulled with age. The trip combined with the close to eight hours of information presented in the series re-ignited my passion for the subject, particularly the visual aesthetic and mystery.
Their concepts of life and death, reality and consciousness, all very interesting things to think about. And their creations look tight af.