Essay on Egyptian Art And The Egyptian Civilization

1920 Words Apr 5th, 2015 8 Pages
As we ogle today’s beautiful art creations of the Egyptian’s, we must remember that most of their works of art were actually never meant to be seen; instead they were rather used to value a divine or deceased recipient. Most of the statues that were sculpted typically faced straight ahead, that was so they could face any ritual that was being performed in front of them, they also usually had recessed niches or other building concepts so that their frontality would be seen as natural.
Egyptian art is considered to be a major sponsor of late Neolithic art, and is probably the most recognized form of ancient art in the Mediterranean basin. The Egyptian civilization was mostly molded by its geography, it was secure by desert borders and sustained by the waters of the Nile River. This allowed for the arts of the Egyptians to develop unimpeded because they really did not have to worry about external incursion, or internal strife; the Nile River was perceived as a God, and had a great spiritual significance.
The two main purpose of Egyptian art was to glorify the gods and enable human passage into the after-life, and to proclaim, propagandize and preserve the standards of the day. Since the Egyptians had a great deal of stability, they inclined to focus more on conservative adherence to traditional rules of order and form rather than creativity and expression. There are three unique aspects to Egyptian art that stands out and reflects on their artworks, their link to religion,…

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