Constructing Individuality

Ancient Greek vs Ancient Egyptian Art

Chloe Breece

Ancient Egyptian Art

Ancient Egyptian art was meant to portray the afterlife, as well as beliefs and politics. Much of what we know now about Ancient Egyptians is because of murals and carvings on walls in tombs. Tombs were like graves for pharaohs or people who were very important back then. The murals and carvings would show the pharaoh or citizen(s) In the afterlife. Pharaohs would be shown being treated like the god, whilst citizens were to show them treating the pharaoh. Art from Egyptian times has influenced much of what we create today, as well as study.

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

The Ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to invent a type of writing. It could include shapes and symbols to equal words, letters, or even sentences! This was called hieroglyphics. This alphabet consisted of more than 700 different symbols! Few people in Ancient Egypt knew how to write, other than scribes. These scribes went to special schools to learn this, and were very important in Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Greek Art

The Ancient Greeks created different things, such as pottery, sculptures, decorational figures, columns, and much more! Pottery was a large industry for the Ancient Greeks, and opened many doors for the growth of their civilization. They also created sculptures, which are popular today, and still used as columns signifying religious purposes.

Ancient Greek Columns

Columns had a large impact on Ancient Greek structures and their homes. Nearly every Ancient Greek building used one of the three columns; Doric, Iconic, and Corinthian. From far away, these could appear straight or upright. But up close, the columns were more tilted to the left or right to efficiently support the building.