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Ancient Egyptian Art
Transcript of Ancient Egyptian Art
Here is Egypt
Ancient Egyptian art is five thousand years old. It emerged and took shape in the ancient Egypt, the civilization of the Nile Valley. Art developed in Egypt from 3000 BC to 1000 BC and used it until the 3rd century.
Today I will...
- learn and identify the characteristics of Ancient Egyptian Art
Today's lesson is...
Characteristics of Ancient Egyptian Art
Materials used by the Ancient Egyptians
Egyptians used materials to make sculptures using clay, wood, metal, ivory and stone; stone was the most plentiful and permanent available in a wide variety of colors and hardness.
Beliefs and Rules
Art symbolized Egyptian beliefs and everyday life. The Egyptians took art very seriously and strictly followed very specific rules, though over time as Egypt grew, so grew the standards and styles of the arts. Egyptians believed that art that did not adhere to the strict rules upset the gods.
Egyptian art emphasized three basic elements, engraving, sculpture, and painting.
Engravings lined the inside of tombs and are the most common and well-known form of Ancient Egyptian art. The engravings depicted the pharaoh’s life, the gods, and legends about them.
Sculptures usually honored pharaohs and gods. However, archaeologists have also discovered sculptures of animals. Many of these animal sculptures were cats, which Egyptians believed were sacred.
Paintings, another common art form, usually depicted legends about the gods with hieroglyphics captions explaining them.
Giving flowers has always been a form of expression of affection and caring. In this engraving, Egyptian temple, Abu Simbel, shows that custom.
Their religion and beliefs were shown in most of their paintings. Paintings had pictures of gods and goddesses doing activities. Colored portraits made predictions of the afterlife they believed in. Nature and everyday activities were main subjects too. They made art for gods, kings and queens, and for the dead in their tombs. Egyptian art was very delicate and beautiful.
Ancient Egyptian Music
Music in all its forms, be it simple clapping, singing or playing instruments had an important place in ancient Egyptian life. It was heard in temples as part of worship, during processions and holidays. Musical instruments ranged from very simple, such as percussion instruments, to very complex, such as harps.
Egyptian musical instruments were well developed and varied. They included string instruments such as harps, lyres, and lutes, percussion instruments like drums, rattles, tambourines, bells, and cymbals. Wind instruments like flutes, clarinets, double pipes, trumpets, and oboes.
Flutes were among the first musical instruments used. Double pipes were at first made of two parallel pipes, but later the two pipes were separated and set at an acute angle. They are still used in Egypt today.
Harps developed from the hunting bow and used since the Old Kingdom. They usually had eight to twelve strings and both men and women played them sitting, standing or kneeling. They were generally made of wood and probably did not project very far. Harps were often decorated and could be expensive works of art.
The Khufu Pyramid
Art: The creation of works and beauty.
Music: Formed an important part of Egyptian life, which occupied a variety of positions in Egyptian society.
Sculptures: The art of making figures or designs in relief.
Pyramids: A 3D triangular shape that is made out of sand brick.
Hieroglyphs: A picture or symbol representing an object.
Statues: A kind of sculpture of a human or animal figure.
Tombs: The burial of a corpse.
Clay Funerary: Mud brick cones that were used for private tombs.
Pottery: An artifact made out of stone or clay.
Symbols: Something that represents or stands for something else
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Clay funerary cones used to decorate the mudbrick facades of private tombs at Thebes. This Clay cones represent the name of Maymose .
Egyptian tombs were like secret art galleries that were never meant to be viewed. Instead, these amazing examples of artistic craftsmanship spoke only to an elite group of visitors
Tomb art was considered the point of contact between the land of the living and the land of the dead.
There's a lot to tell about Hieroglyphics because is one of the most important pieces of art in ancient Egypt times.
Heiroglyphics was their only way of writing at that time. They used to write in pieces of clay which will dry and stay like that forever. This pieces of clay were useful but very easy to break.
This is the alphabet:
They used to write in a different way meaning they didnt write like us today. They used symbols to write. Its said that every symbol means something. The symbol could look like a bird today but yestarday was a word. This is an example of their writting.
When did Ancient Egyptian Art begin and
how long did it last?
It started in the year 3000 BC and
lasted for 2000 years.
What are the three basic elements that emphasized Egyptian Art?
Engraving, Sculptures, and Paintings
How many limestone is the Khufu Pyramid made of?
Around 2 million different type of limestone
Why did the nose of The Great Sphinx fall off?
Archeaologists still don't have the answers to why
did the Great Sphinx's nose fell off.
Mention the first musical instrument ever used in Ancient Egypt Music.
What does hieroglyphs mean?
A picture or symbol representing an object.
**YOU WIN 4 CHOCOLATES**
What did art symbolize to Egyptian Beliefs?
The Egyptians took art very seriously and strictly followed by very specific rules, though over time as Egypt grew, so grew the standards and styles of the arts.
The Khufu Pyramid
How was it built and how much time did it take...
The Khufu Pyramid consists with one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was built with differnet types of limestone. The most incredible part was how the men carried those 15 tons of limestone. The Khufu Pyramid has about 2,000,000 blocks of limestone and it took to build this pyramid two decades.
The Sphinx Monument
How did the Great Sphinx lose its' nose...
The Great Sphinx lost it's nose by... well, we can't tell how it lost its' nose. Why? Well, archeaologists have been looking for some answers to why did it lose it's nose, but they only came up with three theories.
If you would like to know more about the three theories go to this website.