Egyptian Art

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Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art

The artisans made black pigment from soot and white pigment from chalk and gypsum. The mixed black and white for grey. To make red, they needed red ocher and for yellow they needed yellow ocher. They made brown with brown ocher and blue by heating a mixture of azurite (a king of copper ore), natron, and sand. For green, they mixed blue and yellow also for orange they mixed red and yellow. To make pink they mixed red and white. For all colors they had the pigment mixed with water and glue to make the texture they needed.

During the New Stone Age (9000-5500B.C.), the Egyptpians made different stone tools. They made weapons and tools for farming and plowing fields. In the Predynastic Period (5500-3100 B.C.), they created bowls, vases & vessels by stone. After making tools, they made pottery from mud. They made bowls, cups, dishes, jugs, wine jars, oil flasks, vases, lamps that burn oil, canopic jars, and statuettes for tombs out of mud. Pharaohs prized this art.

Nardo, Dan. 2005. Arts, Leisure, And Sport in Ancient Egypt. Detroit, Michigan. The Thompson Corporation.

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More about art

When painting, human bodies were always shown in set, very, in stilted and unique poses. The artisans would mixing the front view of the torso and eye with the head and legs. That was called frontalism. Also, when painting and making schulputures, different colors symbolized things. Sometimes living things and nonliving things. The audio attached will tell you more about that.


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