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EGYPTIAN ARTEGYPTIAN ARTEgyptian culture developed along thebanks of the Nile river more than 3000B.C.Religion influenced every part ofEgyptian life.Pharaohs or Egyptian rulers wereworshiped as gods and pyramids werebuilt as tombs.Egyptians believed in life after deathand preserved bodies usingmumification.Cultural Snippet
AncientEgyptianart referstopaintings,sculptures,architecture,andotherartsproduced by the civilization ofancient Egyptbetween the 31st century BC and the 4thcentury AD. It was very conservative, andEgyptian styles changed remarkably little overthe three-thousand-year period. Much of thesurvivingartcomesfromtombsandmonuments, which have given more insight onthe Egyptians' belief of the afterlife, and hascaused a greater focus on preserving theknowledgeofthepast.Wallartwasnotproduced for people to look at, but instead, ithad a purpose in the afterlife.
TheAncient Egyptian languagehad no wordfor "art," rather, art served an essentialpurpose that was bound withreligionandideology. To render a subject in art was togive it permanence. Hence, ancient Egyptianart portrayed an idealized, unrealistic viewof the world. There was no tradition ofindividual artistic expression, since artserved a wider and cosmic purpose ofmaintaining order.
Hieroglyphics & PaintingSculpture & ArchitecturePotteryJewelry
Characteristics of Ancient EgyptianArtheavily influenced by everyday life, especially religion and life afterdeathnot focused on exact replication, just representationsall art looked similar to preserve a sense of stability amongst thepeople

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