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1 Egyptian Art Humanities Ariel Ekblaw, Renate Roehl, Cassie Ferraro

2 The Palette of Narmer

3 example of narrative art depicts a war scene large size of ruler shows his importance connection to truth: unrealistic heights are an artist’s perception of importance

4 Temple of Imhotep

5 designed by the high preist Imhotep for King Djoser made from a series of mastabas stacked on top of each other connection to truth: the Sumerians believed the higher their temples were, the closer they were to the sun god, the god they worshipped

6 Assyrian Archers Pursuing Enemies

7 Assyrian Archers pursing Enemies example of narrative art depicts Assyrians driving away their enemies not shown to proper scale connection to truth: the Assyrians wanted to show the warriors escaping to the castle which is depicted as the largest image in the stele

8 The Seated Scribe

9 shows movement towards naturalism natural depiction indicates the scribe is of a lower class about one foot and a half in height connction to truth: people of the lower class are depicted as they truly are, but the upper class is portrated idealistically, artist’s perception

10 Sumerian Funerary Figurines

11 Small hands, large eyes Funerary figurines, laid in temple One foot in height connection to truth: eyes opened widely suggest that these people have just seen their god and are in awe, their religion is their truth

12 Hatshepsut

13 The woman Pharoah Typically depicted as a man Key player in progression of art – commissioned many artists to build, paint, etc. Connection to truth: even today, some researchers cannot determine whether Hatshepsut was a man or a woman due to her many depictions

14 Akheneton

15 Started the amarna art movement Created his own cult to the sun god that he worshipped Moved the center of egypt to a different place during the amarma movement Connection to truth: his religion died out soon after he did. Was it really truth if it died out?

16 Akheneton and his family

17 Married to nefertiti Had three daughters Sun god re depicted as the sun Connection to truth: For akheneton, his family was the ultimate gift

18 Senmut with Princess Nefrua

19 Senmut with princess mefrua Senmut was princess nefrua’s tutor Daughter of hatshepsut Depicted in stone to be immortal Home for the ka Connection to truth: egyptians believed that rigidity was a symbol of immortality

20 Temple Aegina

21 Temple of Aegina Features a freize showing warriors in battle Symmertic Connection to truth: Greeks believed in perfect balance and symmetry, so the temple was designed as such

22 Warrior from East Pediment

23 Warrior from east pediment Shows off archaic smile Warrior stabbed and dying Old version, replaced by next slide

24 Reconstructed Warrior from East Pediment

25 Reconstruced dying warrior Absence of archaic smile Movement towards classical period Depicted naturally Concentrated on his suffering Connection to truth: classical period is more towards naturalism rather than idealistic depictions

26 La Fin!

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