Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Getting to Know Ancient Egyptian Art - Continued

Here, we carry-over an ongoing topic on "Getting to Know Ancient Egyptian Art". This section will deal with certain codes which artists appear to have adhered to. These are recurring themes that appear to have then been timeless, in that they spanned several Dynasties despite new artistic styles sanctioned by succeeding rulers.

Getting to Know Ancient Egyptian Art

There is a perception in some quarters that few Ancient Egyptian artistic rendering tell us about reality or literal interpretation of situations as they actually appeared, especially when it came to portraiture or statuary of Egyptian figures. This perception therefore interprets Egyptian art as abstract or idealized art. How true is this perception? The answer to this will unfold as discussion here progresses.