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Anatoly's Art History
Part II:
Ancient Egypt
Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik
Ancient Egypt
3000 BCE - 100 AD
(Approximately)
Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik
Ancient Egypt
Background
Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik
What sort of imagery do the words "Ancient Egypt" conjure up?
 
Vast, almo...
Ancient Egypt
Background
Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik
Perhaps you picture the two­dimensional wall paintings Egypt made
famous.
...
Ancient Egypt
Paintings
Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik
Most paintings in Egypt were what's called "relief paintings," which
involv...
Ancient Egypt
Divine Intentions
Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik
Examining the interior of the various tombs found throughout Egypt
...
Ancient Egypt
Wood Metal & Stone
Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik
Stone statues were commonly carved intricately, then painted to
ap...
For More Art History
and Appreciation,
Visit:
TonyVanetik.net
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Anatoly's Art History: Ancient Egypt

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Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik, an art lover at heart, examines some of Ancient Egypt's most influential pieces of art and art forms.

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Anatoly's Art History: Ancient Egypt

  1. 1. Anatoly's Art History Part II: Ancient Egypt Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik
  2. 2. Ancient Egypt 3000 BCE - 100 AD (Approximately) Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik
  3. 3. Ancient Egypt Background Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik What sort of imagery do the words "Ancient Egypt" conjure up?   Vast, almost endless desserts peppered with immense pyramids and Sphinx statues? These are the hallmarks of Egypt, the pieces that everyone knows that has served to define the era of artwork for thousands of years, and will continue for millennia to come.
  4. 4. Ancient Egypt Background Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik Perhaps you picture the two­dimensional wall paintings Egypt made famous. One of the most fascinating and beneficial facets of art appreciation is the history contained within each and every piece. This can be said even more so for Ancient Egypt, as their art is highly engrained in keeping the memories, people and beliefs of the past alive through artwork. 
  5. 5. Ancient Egypt Paintings Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik Most paintings in Egypt were what's called "relief paintings," which involve carving into walls and stones, then painting the result. The two­dimensional paintings on walls and tombs in Egypt define the culture's art form, offering a very different profile­ esque perspective. Many paintings in Ancient Egypt focused on the Gods and rulers of the time, and the scale used reflected the hierarchy system.
  6. 6. Ancient Egypt Divine Intentions Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik Examining the interior of the various tombs found throughout Egypt tips us off to one large fact about some of Egypt’s art: the Gods may not have just been the subject of the art, they may have been the intended audience. Artwork found inside burial chambers within tombs was intended only as rituals and pieces to appease the Gods, not for people like you or me to see and appreciate. 
  7. 7. Ancient Egypt Wood Metal & Stone Anatoly "Tony" Vanetik Stone statues were commonly carved intricately, then painted to appear more lifelike. Woodworking was more varied, in that carved pieces were created to depict scenery and high­ranking members of society, as well as used for coffins and tombs. These were often encrusted with metal and jewels and made incredibly ornate with paintings and hieroglyphs. Metalworking in Egypt was primarily used as jewelry, and was reserved for those in higher society. 
  8. 8. For More Art History and Appreciation, Visit: TonyVanetik.net

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