Art in Ancient Egypt
The purpose of painting for the ancient Egyptians was
perfection, not beauty. Presenting
reality in the most complete way was far more important than the way
the artist viewed it. There is no reference to the painter's specific
point of view, and therefore figures are drawn both sidewise and up-front,
with no limitations of matching the painting to what is actually seen.
The goal is to show an object from the angle in which
it is seen in its most characteristic form and most clearly. Rules
of ancient Egyptian painting are very strict, and portraits, for example,
are supposed to immortalise what is important, rather than the current
opinion of things. The artist's originality is not crucial and even undesirable.
The art and architecture of the great pyramids serve the master, and accompany
him to eternal life, after his demise. The music
of the ancient world served different purposes as well, but was rarely
played as music per se'.
Activities @ WWW
Name in Hieroglyphs
like an egyptian
Egypt Coloring Book