Ancient Egyptian Art And Art

907 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Ancient Egyptian art is painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts constructed by the civilization of ancient Egypt in the lower Nile River from 3000 BC. Ancient Egyptian artist tried to idealize the universe, not as it actually existed, but more enduring and lasting symbols. They tended to portray life and people as they wished them to be and not how they actually are. The artist followed certain rules or styles that made it unique and unmistakable. Most of the art was influenced by religion, mainly the belief in life after death. Most statues were meant to glorify and a physical representation of the Gods (including the Pharaoh) and Goddesses. Male statues was made darker in color than female statues. Sculpture and paintings were very precise and strictly followed. Human figures followed a specific pattern; the heads were viewed from the side while the body was viewed from the front. The artists used this style to preserve order and stability, and the current relationship between the king, people, and gods. They also used this type of style to dedicate to ensuring safety and happiness in the next life. The standard Egyptian tombs was a rectangular brick or stone structure with sloping sides build over an underground burial chamber. The Old Kingdom statues survived all those years because they fulfilled an important function in Egyptian tombs as substitute abodes for ka (the immortal human life force). Although the characteristics of Ancient Egyptian art has been…
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