Egyptian subtractive relief sculptures

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Egyptian subtractive relief sculptures

  1. 1. Egyptian Subtractive Relief Sculptures
  2. 2. A Subtractive Sculpture is createdwhen an artist REMOVES material.An example of this type of art is amarble sculpture or a sculpturecarved from wood.
  3. 3. An ADDITIVE sculpture is when an artist ADDS material. An example of this wouldbe a clay sculpture or an assemblage.
  4. 4. A RELIEF sculpture is a type of sculpture that is only seen from the front. There are TWO types of relief sculptures.High andLow
  5. 5. The Egyptians made many Low-ReliefSculptures. They created scupturesin order to tell stories.
  6. 6. Relief sculpture was important to ancient Egyptiantraditions. They would use relief sculpture to decoratethe walls of the tombs, temples and other importantstructures. They believed that decorating the tomb of adead person with relief sculptures ensured a happyafterlife.
  7. 7. Artists carved relief sculptures inside temple walls. Thesesculptures were believed to have magical powers that helpedin performing important religious ceremonies.
  8. 8. Here is a relief sculpture of Anubis, the jackal-headed god associated withmummification and the afterlife.
  9. 9. YOUR PROJECT
  10. 10. You will be carving a low-relief, subtractivesculpture from a piece of drywall. It will be basedon Egyptian Art. The requirements are:• You must have a border• You must create at least THREE levels of depth.• You must create DIMENSION and the ILLUSION of FORM.• You must mix your own colors and have a color scheme.• You must create gradations.

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