The Art of Ancient Egyptians and Medieval Christians Comparison Essay by The Research Group

The Art of Ancient Egyptians and Medieval Christians
A comparison of the impact of religious beliefs on artistic and cultural expression, themes and myths.
# 21329 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2003 in History (Middle Eastern) , Religion and Theology (General) , Art (General)

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"This paper compares and contrasts the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians with those of the medieval Christians, particularly as those beliefs found expression in the art of each time. The ritual mysticism of Egypt's worship of the sun gave way to a more egalitarian view of the present world and a less literal conception of the next. Christianity offered a broad vision of life after death, promising the possibility of salvation to commoners as well as to the kings, who could expect it as their right in Egypt. The art of this newer religion also allowed for individual expression and interpretation, giving a glimpse of the sweeping historic changes that would eventually transform the world of antiquity into a more complex dialogue between humanity and its gods.

The religion of the ancient Egyptians grew out of their..."

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