Ancient Egyptian art was born in 300o BC. It
emerged and took shape in the ancient Egypt, the
civilization of the Nile Valley.
Expressed in paintings and
sculptures, it was highly
symbolic and fascinating
- this art form revolves
round the past and was
intended to keep history alive.
The Book of the Dead written on papyrus
Egyptian paintings are painted in such a way
to show a profile view and a side view of the
animal or person. For example, the painting
to the right shows the head from a profile
view and the body from a frontal view. Their
main colors were red, blue, black, gold, and
● Religion simbols of Egypt's gods
● Animals - highly symbolic figures in
● Expressive Colors:
● Red skin - youth,
● Yellow skin was - women
● Blue or gold -gods
● Black - royal figures
Paintings of people
- The head of the character was
always drawn in profile, while the
is seen from the front.
- Although the face is to
the side, the eye is drawn in full.
- The legs are turned to
the same side as the head, with one
foot placed in front of the other.
- The head is at right angles to
Artists made colors from raw materials
around them and therefore worked in a
limited number of shades.
They was painting on tomb walls and
Wall Paintings of Ancient Egypt
Most of the painting of Ancient Egypt
that has survived were found in tombs of the
pharaohs or high governmental officials.