Egypt Ancient Egyptian Drawings

           

 

  

 


 
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Even since the predynastic era, the Egypt`s people were skilled at reproducing the nature through drawings full of color; to realize the perfection reached by the Egyptian artists we have to look the ancient Egyptian drawings that totally cover the walls of the tombs. To understand well the Egyptian drawings we have to leave away the norms that have the origins in the classical Greek art that we have in our mind every time we judge an art that doesn`t fit to those conceptions. The ancient Egyptian drawings had their own norms, fixed even from the beginning of the Old Kingdom, determined by reasons with religious, aesthetic and social character. The Egyptian art had religious character and those from the tombs` walls were not just décor but they also had to portray beings that would have life in a magic way, to wait on the ka (the soul) of the deceased. There was a socially convention according to which the persons had to be represented at dimensions that were proportional with the persons ` rank. The people were seen from profile and if they were turned to the right they could only walk with the left foot and the left hand in front of them, from aesthetically reasons. On the temples` walls were drawings adequate to every part. In the hypostyle halls the temple was narrating in drawings the god` s life and the myths related to his terrestrial existence. The god is represented in all his manifestations, sitting on a throne, in a procession or announcing his decisions through gestures. The pharaoh is painted everywhere because he is a god indispensable to the cult` s celebration, being in direct dialog with the gods, not like the other mortals who communicate with the divinity only through the pharaoh-god.

 
 

 

Egypt Ancient Egyptian Drawings

 

 
   

 

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