Compare And Contrast The Human Body In Ancient Egypt Art

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Human Body Depiction in Ancient Egypt & Ancient Greece Throughout the years humans have had the tendency to record their daily lives and events. In other words, the art of each era reflects the society and mentality of the civilians. This is why each era has a different way of depicting the human body and how the story they tell is narrated. This research paper will compare between the depiction of the human body in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. Ancient Egypt art was at the start of art history, which was between 3000 BC and 400 AD. The Egyptians wanted to focus more on realism and narrating the story rather than showing the exact details, they wanted everything to be clear and show what was happening in their daily lives rather than show the positions, they didn’t have deficiencies, they were more keen on portraying the whole image. Meanwhile The Ancient Greek art had something equivalent to the Ancient Egyptian art in the cultural part, where they both were obsessed with precision and order. They believed their Gods took human form, that’s why they always had this mentality of portraying the human figure perfectly. They related perfection to the athletic…show more content…
Yet the art of the Egyptians had a majorly different purpose of these cultures. Egyptian art was designed to convey divine or deceased heir. To pass on the idea of the recipient receiving the benefit of ritual action. Furthermore, the royal and elite class served as intermediaries between the gods and the people. In stone statuary, limited positions, a strong back pillar for support, and spaces left between limbs gave out the impression of how the stone statuary was quite closed. while in two-dimensional art, the representation of the world was more of an informative way of all the aspects of each element in the
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