Ancient Egypt Art Student: Victoria Saieg. Tutor: Grace Gazzanego.
I want to know: ♥ What Egyptians painted and why. ♥ What the use of colours represented. ♥ What the sculptures and painting represented. ♥ What the mummies are. INTRODUCTION
♥ Ancient Egypt and their beliefs
♥ Animals and their meanings within their culture Every animal portrayed and worshiped in ancient Egyptian art, writing and religion is indigenous to Africa. Animals in Ancient Egypt were seen not only as pets, but as incarnations of gods (they were once gods). Cats Scarab Beetle
Crocodiles Hippos Jackals
♥ Evidence of their culture
♥ Character and style The Pharaoh Akhenaten is shown bigger than the rest of his royal family, because he was of greater importance.
♥ What did the sculptures represented? The sculpted head of Amenhotep III
♥ What did paintings represented? Wall painting of Queen Nefertari
For Example: paintings shows the head from a profile view and the body from a frontal view.
♥ What are the mummies?
Now, I understand much better some things about Ancient Egypt’s art. I think that this monograph helped me a lot. Egyptians painted things related with the life after death; they decorated tombs with pictures so they could help people with their lives after death. Inside the tombs there was the death person that has been preserved after death. This is a mummy; a body of a person or animal that has been preserved after death. Egyptians made sculptures to thank gods. Another sculptures showed, pharaohs, kings, and queens of Egypt. These sculptures decorated the temples. Egyptians painted the walls and the tombs with different colors. Each color represented something special. Blue and green, the Nile and life; yellow Sun God; and red, power and vitality . Conclution
Annex This is a Picture of one of the temple walls. In this picture there is a queen and her servants.
This was the queen Nefretete. It is a very famous sculpture. This is a sculpture of a cat. The cat was very important for the Egyptians.