Understanding Space in an Artwork

The entire collection is based on a depiction of historic places of Sri Lanka, and what they were used for though maps. The artist has moved away form generic ways of map making and has moved towards a more aesthetic approach moving towards a kind of an illustration. Using the example of the Illustration of the Galle Fort, one can easily tell the space in which it was located because of the illustrations around the map. It was clearly a busy port used for trade because of the depiction of a multiple ships on the sandy shore, with the sea close by. The ships or boats also have different flags, showing that the port was used to trade with number of different countries. There is a compass on the top left corner, which is a nautical symbols, re enforcing the concept of sea travel.undersranding space

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