Ancient Egyptian Art And Sculpture

1259 WordsNov 8, 20176 Pages
There are many different art styles around the world that developed in various ways. Ancient Egyptian art is around 5 thousand years old, and it is a major contributor to late Mesolithic Art. It arose and took place in the Nile Valley. Ancient Egyptian art attained a high level in sculpture and painting, and was extremely stylized and symbolic. Most of the Egyptian sculptures that have been well-preserved were initially made for temples and/or tombs. All Egyptian art and sculpture was based on the belief of life after death. The pharaoh’s body was cautiously preserved, and certain items were buried with him in the Pyramids of Giza to continually provide for his needs. Life-size and large statues, carved in limestone, slate, and alabaster,…show more content…
The head and legs were always in profile, and the eyes and upper body were viewed from the front. Numerous ancient Egyptian paintings have lasted in tombs, and temples at times, because of Egypt 's tremendously parched climate. People frequently made the paintings with the intention of making an enjoyable afterlife for the dead. The themes included voyage throughout the afterworld or protective divinities introducing the late to the gods, such as Osiris. Multiple tomb paintings show events that people were involved in when they were alive and wanted to do them for the rest of eternity. Scenes of fishing and hunting that were painted can have realistic landscape backgrounds of plants and water, but Egyptian painting did not advance into it very deeply, and the figures varied in size due to their importance, not their location. The main colors they used were black, green, yellow, blue, red, and gold. Ancient Egyptian sculpture was closely related to Egyptian architecture and mostly had to do with the temple and the funeral tomb. The temple was built as if it were an eternal resting-place of a divinity whose statue was concealed within a series of closed halls, opened to see only for a small amount of time, when the sun or moon reached a certain point on the horizon, their rays shined directly on the innermost shrine. The mural images on the temple walls normally represent the devotion of the Pharaohs as well as
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