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    Egyptians did not produce Art for the sake of making Art but for specific functions such as funeral purposes. The Egyptian artists main goal was to recreate the life style of the deceased for his or her purpose in the afterlife. Art was created for tombs to depict the tomb owner, king, and deities. Egyptians produced art in a 2-dimensional platform and did not try to show depth. Instead, they depicted overemphasized items they wanted to show on a flat surface and in exaggerated angles. The artists

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    In ancient Egypt the art was both uniquely stylized and symbolic. As the way that hieroglyphs were a visual language, the art of human figure ancient Egypt followed specific rules in order to be read, understood, and symbolic. Artists were not concerned with creating realistic images but rather to represent an ideal and harmonious version of reality. Artists developed conventions a harmonious canon of proportions, controlling the angle of view, and the size of each part in relation to the whole

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    egyptian art The time span of Ancient Egypt Stretches over thousands of years. It lasted many periods and included many dynasty's. From the Neolithic Period, ca 5450-3850 B.C. to it's downfall at the Roman Period, ca 30 B.C. - A.D. 395. That is a long time. For archeologists to understand every day life of the ancient Egyptians, they must rely on many sources. The some of these valuable things being tomb paintings, relics, and objects that were used in every day life, that had been

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    Egyptian art served a fundamental function in Egyptian society and culture. Art works such as statues were used in religious rituals, stone carvings recalled battles and events, and fresco style paintings held insight to royalty. These pieces have allowed historians to comprehend what was important to Egyptians and how their society functioned. It is known that the Egyptians craved order in their daily lives and detested chaos, they sought to control all aspects of life and strived for clarity

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    Doctors in ancient Egypt mixed spells with remedies to make medicine to treat sick people The egyptians believed that if someone became sick it was caused by the gods or by some evil spirit that had entered the person's body Priest and doctors were expected to heal the people who were sick Combining both of their powers made it a little bit easier to heal the sick person Fifth century B.C the Egyptian doctors had created their own business Most doctors in Egypt were Male The doctors were ranked

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    Egyptian Art vs. Sumerian Art Essay

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    thousands upon thousands of years old, it certainly does not help the issue. When looking at both Egyptian and Sumerian art, there is certainly a resemblance to some degree. Both are from before our time, and both express the beliefs and culture of their respective lineage. But if you delve deeper, you can certainly start to see a difference. Egyptian art is known widely for its hieroglyphics, while Sumerian art may be seen as focusing more on the naturalistic views on the human form. Both these cultures

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    world they live in, whether it is through writing or art. These mediums have also served not only as a way to represent the events in history but also provide as a way to convey certain messages with hopes to teach, influence or convince the viewers. Three periods in history, the Egyptian, the Roman, and the Byzantine, are examples of cultures that used art as a mean to relate the earthly world with their religious beliefs. With their art, the Egyptian aimed to paint the rulers as god-kings, the Roman

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    This week in Art History I, I learned about the early forms of art in the Mesopotamian and Egyptian areas. From the beginning of writing systems with cuneiform and hieroglyphs, to building religious temples, and immortalizing military victories, these early civilizations created a rich history that influenced all aspects of our lives today. The Sumerians honored their gods in ziggurats, they created statues to represent these gods, the styles were emulated by others, such as the statues of Gudea

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    famously declared »all art is propaganda.« Great works of art, in other words, have a very particular message for an intended audience. This function of art transcends historical periods, as is evident if one takes a closer look at the art of specific eras, such as Ancient Egyptian art. Ancient Egyptian art possessed a very specific propaganda function: to promote the divine origins and authority of the Pharaoh and thus a hierarchical social system. The most explicit example of art as propaganda in

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    Egypt’s religious and political system greatly influenced the arts. In particularly because most of the surviving remains discovered from Egyptian tombs depicted this god – king figure who was the human manifestation of gods, ruler of the land, a leader, etc. The king was perceived an important figure and as god in his own right, but there were actual gods Egyptians worshiped that, makes Egyptians to be a polytheistic culture. In addition, many of these gods were worshiped through rituals. These

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