Egyptian Painting

More than 5000 years ago the Egyptians began painting the walls of the pharaohs' tombs with mythological representations and scenes of everyday activities such as hunting, fishing, farming, or banqueting. 2 stylistic constants prevailed: • The images, being conceptual rather than realistic, present the most characteristic anatomical features and thus combine frontal and profile views of the same figure; • scale indicates importance—thus, a pharaoh is shown taller than his consort, children, or courtiers

Egyptian Painting
To honor their dead in the Roman period, Egyptians painted images of the deceased on wood and other materials. • Greco-Roman Style • Medieval artistic trends

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A nice place with beautiful paintings on the walls, food, clothing, hairdressing supplies — sounds great, huh? Just two catches — it's in ancient Egypt, and it's for dead people only.

Egyptian Painting
A classic example of the Egyptian artistic style.

Egyptian Painting
Face shown in profile, shoulders and breast from the front, legs and feet in profile again

Egyptian Painting

Egyptian posture arm cross is met not often and has its specific touches: the cross is not deep, only wrists are crossed; hands hold the symbols of power. Therefore it represents aside of a defensive barrier sign of power.

Egyptian Painting

posture sit depends on person status. Gods, pharaohs, nobility sit strictly under the canon, commonalty like craftsmen freely. Some sit postures allude to yoga's

Various Egyptian sit postures

Egyptian Painting
Display arm show is frequent, but it has nothing in common with sexuality or competition. Without any doubts naked arm show related firstly with hot Egyptian climate. That display carries seriousness and represents prayer, blessing, the act of communicating with a deity, or some magic element or ritual

Egyptian Painting

Egyptian posture arm cross is met not often and has its specific touches: the cross is not deep, only wrists are crossed; hands hold the symbols of power. Therefore it represents aside of a defensive barrier sign of power.

Egyptian Painting
Walk Samples
If body movement walk takes place on smooth surface, Egyptians drew legs with not bent knees in wide step. If climbing up to a mountain takes place, one knee drawn bent.

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