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grombich uses a phrase which distingishes the links between primitive art and todays art,and from egyptian art and todays art.what is that phrase?
"the story of art as continuous effort"-there is no such continuity with primitive art
what is the essential link between egyptian art and western art
"the greek masters went to school with the egyptians and we are all pupils of the greeks"
what was the key task of emblaming and sculptures within the pyramid tombs?
to keep the soul of the subject alive.By preserving the body and the image the soul of the king or noble was preserved for the journey to the beyond.
why would you not use the word" ädorned" for the decorations on the inside of tombs?
because they were never meant to be seen.
what is the egyptian word for sculptor?
"he who keeps alive"
what is the main characteristic of egyptian painting?
geometric regularity
if the purpose of the art was to preserve the soul through the preservation of the image-how did this effect the nature of the art?
the painting showed everything-it was never painted from an angle that concealed or ditorted a part.
how does egyptian art resemble and differ from a certain (which?) art which is familiar to us?
like childrens art it is flat but unlike children they painted according to strict rules?
what were the rules for
top of body
important people in group
face in profile
eye in full in profile
body to front arms and joint visible
feet-both seen from inside
important people bigger
egyptian art rule for seated statue
hands on knees
rule for men/women
men darker skin
rule for sun god
falcons head
rule for god of death
shown with jackals head (anubis)
what was effect of rigid rules of art in egypt
egyptian art changed little in 3000 years-with one exception
who was the maverick?
amenophis 4-18th dynasty-akhnaton (ack-ack)
what was the key aspect of akhnatons belief
aton the sun god represented in the shape of the sun
where does tutunkhamen fit in
he was ahknatons successor
how does tutunkhamens art fit in
it followed the new ackhnatons style but soon afterwards the conservatives won and the old style and beliefs were restored for 1000 years
what other national source of art coincided with akhnatons time
minoan culture in crete
why is there less mesopotamian art that survived
they had different religious beliefs to the egyptians so the tomb art that enriched egypt were not present.