ABYDOS CARVINGS Located approximately 450 kilometres south of Cairo in Egypt is the very ancient city-complex of Abydos. Believed by many to be one of the most important historical sites relating to ancient Egypt it is also the location of a set of carvings that have caused a significant amount of academic controversy amongst archeologists and historians.
"Z II." 1925. László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) made this work while he was teaching at the Bauhaus, exploring the intersection of abstract elements in abstract space. Broken forms, in varying degrees of transparency, slide past each other on illusory spatial planes, illustrating the artist's longtime interest in the function and effects of light. He also experimented with photography—a medium closely aligned with the credo of the Bauhaus: "Art and Technology: A New Unity.".