By: Tracy Wong, FeiFei Lo, Annette Yuen

Ancient Egyptian Art • • • Ancient Egyptian art was mainly inspired by familiar images taken from nature. away from public view or buried with the dead in tombs to protect and sustain them in afterlife. Majority of art such as paintings and sculptures was made to decorate the darkness of temple interiors. The function of the art was originally either religious or funerary or both. .

golden yellow = protective hue. ruddy shade = males. god of underworld and vegetation.Ancient egyptian art • Every example of Egyptian art from any time period strictly adheres to the same style called frontalism. while the body is seen from the front. red = Seth. Colour was important. to represent divinity. which means that the head of the character is always drawn in profile. blue = sky as reflected in the Nile. especially with deities – black and green = Osiris. god of chaos. paler tones = females • .

• Palaces consisted of complicated designs . tombs. temples and palaces.Architecture • Most of the architecture was made out of stone. and each successive temple was a copy of the first one. • The design of the first temple was laid down by the gods. • Architecture includes: pyramids. the most durable of all building materials. • Pyramids were built to be royal tombs.

Hieroglyphics • AD 391 Emperor Theodosius I closed all pagan temples • language was lost • Rosetta stone (1799) .

Hieroglyphics • developed about 4000 BC • direction: read either way. depending on symbols • number system .

Hieroglyphics Hieratic: another form of writing in Egypt at the same time Sample of Hieratic .

as a means of distinguishing the Egyptians. • • . urbanization and man's settlement in a specific place of his own for the first time in history. • The architecture and the hieroglyphics showed the amazing technological advancement as many still continue to search for the answers to the baffling mysteries of how the pyramids were built and the hieroglyphics weren't decoded until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. despite being often seen as simplistic.Influences on World History • Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an influential force in the spreading of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years. Hieroglyphs also influenced other. and for communication with the gods. thus laying grounds for human civilization. they taught humanity how to design and create buildings. There is consensus among historians and Egyptologists that the ancient Egyptians were the first builders ever known to man. was perhaps the most-detailed art at the time (developed the technique of formalism) and sculptures and pottery have evolved as a result of the creativity and artistry of ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egyptian art. used as monumental art. Hieroglyphs continue to provide information about life in ancient Egypt today. but similar forms of writings by other ancient civilizations and may be the oldest form of writing.

most. like religious. In the world of politics. Hieroglyphs with religious purposes also were painted on tomb walls and wooden coffins. height. architecture and hieroglyphs impacted the ancient Egyptian's religious and political life the most. social and political • • The ancient Egyptians were considered to be extraordinarily religious as the art was often symbolic and intended to preserve the images of things. technological. The architecture (mainly pyramids) housed the deceased people and their symbolic art/possessions for the afterlife. even if not physically true. did accurately represent a pharaoh's social and political status. Both also helped to explain the divinity of the pharaohs and the relationship of the gods. • • • . belonged to an inferior class.Impact on Egypt • Various impacts to different aspects of life. Anyone shown barefoot. Overall. For instance. In ancient Egypt. if not all of the art. scribes used hieroglyphs to record state documents and important historical events (social impact). Hieroglyphics impacted all aspects of ancient Egyptian life as it provided a method for communication and information recording (creation of papyrus). Egyptians used symbolic pictures to explain the relationship of the god-king pharaohs to their inferiors.

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