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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


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


Khephren’s Sphinx


The Three pyramids


King Mycerinus and Khamerernebty

  • Permanence

  • Stiff, perfect, formal

  • Idealism


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

  • New interest in life (as opposed to afterlife)

  • Depicted with imperfections

  • Becomes more personal

  • Emotions and personality

  • Realism


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


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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