EGYPTIAN ART 3000 B.C.- 1000 B.C. Farming communities formed along the Nile during the Neolithic period - before 7000 B.C. From approximately 3000 B.C., Egypt was ruled by Pharaohs (kings). Artists worked for the state and its rulers. They had to work under strict rules and
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3000 B.C.- 1000 B.C.
Farming communities formed along the Nile
during the Neolithic period - before 7000 B.C.
From approximately 3000 B.C., Egypt was
ruled by Pharaohs (kings).
Artists worked for the state and its rulers.
They had to work under strict rules and
guidelines regarding what kind of art they
Egyptian art is said to be timeless. For
nearly 3,000 years artists used many
of the same artistic rules made by priests.
In wall sculptures and paintings, figures
are shown in an unnatural way. We have
learned a great deal about everyday
Egyptian life from the paintings and artifacts
that have been found in tombs.
King of Egypt (thought to be a God) - means
“Great house who shelters all his people.”
To help the dead on their journey to the
after-life. Contained about 200 spells.
The invisible soul of a dead person that
goes to the after-life. It is kept “alive”
by grave offerings from the living.
Egyptian writing – made up of pictograms.
An oval or oblong frame that encircles a
Early form of paper made from the papyrus plant.
Strips were placed together, then beaten flat.
Paintings of a person’s life in his/her tomb.
All the forms are in line. No background or
Fear of empty spaces. Art crowded with figures.
Art showing more important figures larger
than less important figures.
A man who wrote on papyrus or carved into
walls. Like a secretary, performed any
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