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Egyptian Art. The Nile. The Desert. Palette of Narmer (c. 3,000 B.C.). Egyptian Painting . The Afterlife. Began as great mounds of earth “ mastaba ” Arabic for “bench”. Architecture: Tombs . Imhotep. King Zoser’s ( Djoser ) “stepped Pyramid”, Saqqara. The Great Pyramid of Kheops.

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Egyptian art

Egyptian Art


The nile

The Nile


The desert

The Desert


Palette of narmer c 3 000 b c

Palette of Narmer (c. 3,000 B.C.)


Egyptian painting

Egyptian Painting


The afterlife

The Afterlife


Architecture tombs

Began as great mounds of earth

“mastaba” Arabic for “bench”

Architecture: Tombs


Imhotep

Imhotep


King zoser s djoser stepped pyramid saqqara

King Zoser’s (Djoser) “stepped Pyramid”, Saqqara


The great pyramid of kheops

The Great Pyramid of Kheops


Khephren s sphinx

Khephren’s Sphinx


The three pyramids

The Three pyramids


King mycerinus and khamerernebty

King Mycerinus and Khamerernebty

  • Permanence

  • Stiff, perfect, formal

  • Idealism


Dark age to new kingdom

C. 1570 B.C. Egyptians cast off invaders

Geographical expansion

Brilliance in arts

Maintained stiff, formal, idealistic style

Dark Age to New KIngdom


Amenhotep iv

Amenhotep IV

  • New interest in life (as opposed to afterlife)

  • Depicted with imperfections

  • Becomes more personal

  • Emotions and personality

  • Realism


Decline

Egypt conquered by Assyrians, Persians, Alexander the Great, the Romans

Became part of the Byzantine Empire

642 A.D. became part of the Islamic world

Decline


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Beauty influenced every foreign culture that came into contact with it

Prized throughout Western world

Styles completely characteristic and immediately recognizable

Egyptian art


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