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Egyptian Art and Style & Greek Art and StylePresentation Transcript
Egyptians use art as part of their
everyday life. The uniqueness of forms
and figures in their paintings and
sculptures made Egyptian art different
from other cultures.
• Their paintings, architecture, sculpture,
and folk arts express some details about
the Egyptian’s beliefs, rituals,
technology, and everday living.
• The architure of the Egyptians had
rectangular forms and straight lines.
• Egyptian had little knowledge about arch
Slate sculpture of Mycenirus and his queen from Giza
=Building had massive and solid structure.The
columns stood vertically while the beams
were laid horizontally.This building style was
known as trabeated construction.
= Egyptian houses were maid of perishable
material , like reed or palm leaf for the roof
and sun-dried clay for the walls.
= The pyramid is the oldest example of
=However, the purpose of the builders then
was more religious than architecture.
=The subject of Egyptian is murals and
paintings represented their daily life,religious
events and mythical symbols. The murals
paintings on tombs told the story of and
The humans figure was drawn with arm,body
and legs facing front or in profile.
=Egyptian sculpture was developed to a high
degree of perfection .
=Mythical figures and humans with the head
of a cat or birds were examples of their
= The statue of Bastet ,the cat is
the goddess and the sphinx ,built
near the pyramid s to protect the
tombs from evil spirits,were
examples of sculptural works
with religious relevance.
=Egpytian art is the aesthetic
expression of the egpytian.
=The development of civilization and art
in Greece highlights the perfection of
humans sculpture and architecture.
= Greek sculpture in the Archaic Period
(1000 -480 B.C) strived to achieve the
perfection of human form.
=During the Golden Age (480 B.C-400
B.C),The perfection and idealization in
rendering the human form was the great
= The Discus Thrower by Myron is one of the
most important works in greek sculpture.The
work represents an athelete caught in a
moment before he throws the discus.Myron
studied the humans body rendered the
complicated movement with the expression of
physical tension portrayed in the muscles and
The buildings in Greece where built
in three orders or style of
architecture, namely Doric, Ionic and
Corinthian. The development of Ionic
and Doric architecture began during
the Achaic Period.
The period of Corinthian order was
an outgrowth of the Ionic form and is
only recent development
The Doric column style features a large square
black at the top called abacus. There is a
carved molding underneath known as echinus.
The echinus springs from the main body of the
column. No base is use for the Doric column.
Doric column is a massive and short. The
Parthenon, a temple which houses the statue
of Athena, has Doric arder columns.
The Ionic order has a pair of spiral large of the
volutes at the top of the column. The base is
round with laternative concave and convex
• The Ionic order has a pair of spiral
large of the volutes at the top of the
column. The base is round with
laternative concave and convex
o The fluting in the column is deeper and
o The Corinthian order is the most slender and
the tallest of all the columns. It has a base and
two rows of vertical acanthus leaves at the top
of the column.
o The design is associated with luxury and
o Corinthian order columns were used only in
interiors with the breaks.
Greek sculpture and architectural features still
greatl y influence the mind of present day
architect and interior decorators .
The beauty and strength of the column they
designed serve as the dual purpose; it is both
functional and decorative.
A replica of their world famous jar and human
form designs can be seen not only the interior
but also on the exterior of the houses of
celebrities and icons.