Ancient Egyptian Art Essay by The Research Group

Ancient Egyptian Art
his paper discusses the artwork of the Egyptians, in which their religious beliefs and views on death were recorded and preserved.
# 18516 | 1,575 words | 10 sources | 1990 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Anthropology (Middle Eastern) , Art (History)

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"In the modern world, at least since the Age of Enlightenment, people have been fascinated by the glory of the civilization of Ancient Egypt. Their fascination usually stems from museum exhibitions, and the treasures they marvel at are artistic representations from a civilization that triumphed over 4,000 years ago. The artwork that has lasted these thousands of years is usually a special type. Rather than dealing with personal glorification, a large portion of the Egyptian art that has been preserved focuses on the religious aspects of that society, and the hopes of an after-life. Just as important, however, is the Nile river. Like in ancient times, the Nile symbolizes both life and death for Egypt, and figures prominently in both ancient and modern art and religious thought, even though they are dissimilar in ideology. This is important, because it ... "

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