Ancient Egyptian Art. By: Dalton Yerby 3-7-12 6 th period. HOME . A RCHITECHTURE. EGYPTIAN ART. SCULPTURE. SYMBOLISM. THE SPHINX. THE PYRAMIDS. THE SPHINX.
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Ancient Egyptian Art
By: Dalton Yerby
The Sphinx in a perfect example of the amazing Egyptian art. It is a statue that has the body of a lion, but the head of a god. The Sphinx is located in Egypt, right outside of Cairo. It was carved from giant piece of limestone. It was constructed during the Old Kingdom, somewhere around 2400 B.C.
Their art depicted humans figures facing sideways.
The art was not in proportion. This style of art
stayed the same for hundreds of years for the
the Egyptians. The drawings that appeared on walls and pillars
are the most famous form of Egyptian art. The Egyptians usually
used bright colors. In the time of Ramses II, the Egyptians were
able to construct layered effects.
art. The Armarna period took place during the reign of
Akhenaten. Instead of the traditional depiction of the perfect
faces and characteristics, people were portrayed with
Brutalhonesty. Akhenaten like the Armarna style of art.
Many statues of Akhenaten were very unusual so
peoplebelieved he must have been ugly, but it was
probably the art style. They also gave him feminine
qualities such as large hips, prominent breasts, which
are unlike the chiseled features of the previous style of
in the world. The pyramids are one of the greatest achievements of man kind. The
pyramids are one of the seven wonders of
world and they were built by the ancient Egyptians. The extremely large statues are
also a great architectural defeat on their own.
were many statues made in Ancient Egypt like the statue (bottom
right). They made statues of many things
like kings and queens, gods and
goddesses, and animals. Ancient Egypt
was a time of amazing architecture but
the sculptures and statues in ancient
Egypt are unbelievable, and we should
not overlook them.
stone structures built
by the Egyptians to
hold the pharaoh's
body. They are made
of 2 million giant
stones, each weighing
around 2.5 tons. The Great pyramids stand about 500 feet in the
air. They were the tallest structures for over 4000 years. What is
so amazing about the Great Pyramids is that they were built
without special tools, or even wheels.