Presentation on theme: "Egyptian Art* Historical Background Egyptian civilization / 3100 – 30 BC The culture of ancient Egypt developed along the banks of the Nile River more."— Presentation transcript:
1 Egyptian Art* Historical Background Egyptian civilization / 3100 – 30 BC The culture of ancient Egypt developed along the banks of the Nile River more than 3,000 years before the birth of Christ.(3,000 BC)*Religion influenced every part of Egyptian life.*They believed “Afterlife”.*
2 Egyptian Art Characteristics* Ancient Egyptian art refers to the style of painting, sculpture, crafts and architecture developed by the civilization in the lower Nile Valley from 3100 BC to 30 AD.*Paintings and sculptures were both highly stylized and symbolic.*Hieroglyphics was written in symbols and pictures instead of letters and words.*Papyrus texts illustrate all dimensions of ancient Egyptian life and include literary, religious, historical and administrative documents.*
3 Paintings* Ancient Egyptian artists decorated temples and tombs. * Scenes from the person buried in the tomb were intended to remind the spirit of life on earth.*
4 Architecture*Ancient Egyptian architects used sun-dried and kiln-baked bricks, fine sandstone, limestone and granite.*The pyramids were built for the tombs of the Pharaohs.*Pharaoh: Egyptian rulers, who were worshiped as Gods and held complete authority over the kingdom.Construction of a burial monument commenced as soon a pharaoh was named, and continued until he died.
5 Bust of Nefertiti ancient Egyptian queen painted limestone 1360 B.C. Artifacts*Jewelry had a religious and magical significance in the Egyptian ancient world by protecting the wearer from evil.*A large number of jewelry was found in tombsThe Guardian Statues. Guarding Tutankhamen's Burial Chamber, this life-size pair of gilded wooden statues represented his ka, or soul.22 karat gold ring with a pearl, turquoise, and amethyst stones. Ptolemaic. Egyptian BCBust of Nefertiti ancient Egyptian queen painted limestone 1360 B.C.