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  • Anatoly's Art HistoryPart II:

    Ancient Egypt

    Anatoly"Tony"Vanetik

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  • Ancient Egypt3000 BCE - 100 AD

    (Approximately)

    Anatoly"Tony"Vanetik

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  • Ancient EgyptBackground

    Anatoly"Tony"Vanetik

    Whatsortofimagerydothewords"AncientEgypt"conjureup?

    Vast,almostendlessdessertspepperedwithimmensepyramidsand

    Sphinxstatues?

    ThesearethehallmarksofEgypt,thepiecesthateveryoneknows

    thathasservedtodefinetheeraofartworkforthousandsofyears,

    andwillcontinueformillenniatocome.

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  • Ancient EgyptBackground

    Anatoly"Tony"Vanetik

    PerhapsyoupicturethetwodimensionalwallpaintingsEgyptmade

    famous.

    Oneofthemostfascinatingandbeneficialfacetsofartappreciation

    isthehistorycontainedwithineachandeverypiece.Thiscanbe

    saidevenmoresoforAncientEgypt,astheirartishighlyengrained

    inkeepingthememories,peopleandbeliefsofthepastalivethrough

    artwork.

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  • Ancient EgyptPaintings

    Anatoly"Tony"Vanetik

    MostpaintingsinEgyptwerewhat'scalled"reliefpaintings,"which

    involvecarvingintowallsandstones,thenpaintingtheresult.

    ThetwodimensionalpaintingsonwallsandtombsinEgyptdefine

    theculture'sartform,offeringaverydifferentprofile

    esqueperspective.

    ManypaintingsinAncientEgyptfocusedontheGodsandrulersof

    thetime,andthescaleusedreflectedthehierarchysystem.

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  • Ancient EgyptDivine Intentions

    Anatoly"Tony"Vanetik

    ExaminingtheinteriorofthevarioustombsfoundthroughoutEgypt

    tipsusofftoonelargefactaboutsomeofEgyptsart:theGodsmay

    nothavejustbeenthesubjectoftheart,theymayhavebeenthe

    intendedaudience.

    Artworkfoundinsideburialchamberswithintombswasintendedonly

    asritualsandpiecestoappeasetheGods,notforpeoplelikeyouor

    metoseeandappreciate.

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  • Ancient EgyptWood Metal & Stone

    Anatoly"Tony"Vanetik

    Stonestatueswerecommonlycarvedintricately,thenpaintedto

    appearmorelifelike.

    Woodworkingwasmorevaried,inthatcarvedpieceswerecreatedto

    depictsceneryandhighrankingmembersofsociety,aswellasused

    forcoffinsandtombs.Thesewereoftenencrustedwithmetaland

    jewelsandmadeincrediblyornatewithpaintingsandhieroglyphs.

    MetalworkinginEgyptwasprimarilyusedasjewelry,andwas

    reservedforthoseinhighersociety.

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