The Egyptian Time Period in Art

3000 BC to 100 AD.

Key People, Locations, Structures

Location- Egypt, Nile River

Structures- Pyramids

Main Ideas Seen in Art During This Period

The figures were drawn in profile with the shoulders facing forward. Imagery was symbolic and it was usually done for religious purposes. The colors present were bright. Wall murals, architecture, sculpture, paper paintings, and jewelry were included in Egyptian art.

Examples of Egyptian Art

3 Facts About The Egyptian Time Period

  • Egyptian art was expressed in paintings and sculptures, it was highly symbolic and was also fascinating - this art form revolves around the past and was intended to keep history alive.
  • Ancient Egyptian art forms are characterized by regularity and detailed depiction of human beings and nature, and, were intended to provide company to the deceased in the 'other world'.
  • Egyptian art in all forms obeyed one law. This law was that the mode of representing man, nature and the environment remained almost the same for thousands of years and the most admired artists were those who replicated most admired styles of the past.