Gods, Goddesses, and Pharoahs
Dates: 3,000 B.C.-300 B.C.
Egyptian art is highly symbolic and mainly consisted of paintings and sculptures.
Figures were not drawn based on the distance from how far they were from the astist but on their importance in the social hierarchy to clearly define it. Egyptian art was made with bright colors, and was supposed to create a sense of order and balance. The art consisted of clear and simple lines which was combined with simple shapes.
A great concern was put on the mode of representing man, nature, and the enviornment.
Main People /Locations
Some Examples of Art
Egyptian Painted Pottery. Made during the Predynastic Period which was from 3450-3300 B.C.
Statue of Memi and Sabu
Made during the Old Kingdom Dynasty 4, 2575-2465 B.C.
Made in the Predynastic Period which took place in 3200 B.C.
Facts about Egypt
-Subjects in Egyptian art included gods, pharaohs, the Nile, gardening and everyday urban and rural life.
-Humans are presented in a kind of idealized form: healthy, young and content.