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History Of Art Egyptian Art 2/1/16

by: Leah Lindak

History Of Art Egyptian Art 2/1/16 HA 2001

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Egyptian Art Notes
History of Western Art I
Barbara Haeger
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Leah Lindak on Tuesday February 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HA 2001 at Ohio State University taught by Barbara Haeger in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 28 views. For similar materials see History of Western Art I in Art at Ohio State University.


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Date Created: 02/09/16
2/1/16  Ben-Ben, know that light comes in to solve chaos (don’t need to know as a term for the exam) o It comes in with both the pyramid and the temple  Great Pyramids of Gizeh, Egypt, ca. 2551-2528 BCE o Colossal size stones/bricks o Pyramid Temple of Khafre,  Post and lintel construction: Load bearing system of construction o Great Sphinx, Gizeh, ca. 2520-2494  Focus on divine power  Leaders began gods after death  Guardian Figure is used because the god would need it  Khafre, Egypt (old kingdom), 2520-2494 BCE o Diorite: know for Gudea or Khafre  Durable and precious o Representation of  Lotus on the throne  Mean rebirth  Papyrus  Upper and lower Egypt  Horus  Figure Khafre associated with in life o Power and strength is communicated through an idealized form  God-like in its perfection  Repetition is formulaic Conventions for Representing Those of Different Social classes  Much more variation in the lower classes  Not responsible for these work but must understanding variation and style  Seated Scribe, old kingdom, 2500 BCE o Suggestion of flesh color o Very small figure  As opposed to life sized figures of upper class art works  Kaape, o Made of wood o Build is much more realistic o Suggestion of movement  Body does not respond that one foot is placed in front of the other but suggests walking Tombs and Wall-Painting  Ti watching a hippopotamus hunt, relief, in the mastaba of To, Saqqara, Egypt, ca. 2450-2350 BCE o Its not that the artist was incapable of variety, but used this style to show pharaoh in power and good health o Used representation to assert power o Represents activity of daily life o Wall Paintings in the masataba  Scenes from daily life  The banquet refers to an annual gathering  Means of communing with the dead  Left provisions  Consider how the forms are oriented to privilege one point of view  The anxiety on the form of the cow Egyptian New Kingdom: Continuity and Interruption  Terms: o Axial Plan o Sunken relief o Clerestory  An essential architectural feature used repeatedly in Roman, Early Christian and Medieval works  Nebamun Fowling, New Kingdom ca. 1400 -1350 BCE o Modification of conventions of the old kingdom o Continue pretty clearly for the most part o Similar to Palette of Narmer  Striking stance  Division of separate scenes  Broad chest, composite view o More conventional representation with one foot up o Cats attacking the birds shows chaos  Representation of the original chaos in the creation of the world  Temple of Amen Luxor, ca 1170 BCE o Linking of temple is important for processions  Temple o Axis and elevated ground is an illusion and drives out the forces of darkness o Develop clearstories  Allow light into the temple  Rebirth being exemplified in the mound coming up in the middle of the temple  Colossal Statue of Akhenaten, Karnak, Amarna Period, ca. 1353- 1335 BCE o Polytheistic to monotheistic o Installing in the place of the gods is Akhenaton


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