ANCIENT EGYPT

OLD KINGDOM: 2500 - 2150 BCE

MIDDLE KINGDOM: 2030 - 1640 BCE

NEW KINGDOM: 1550 - 1178 BCE

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CONTENT: What do you see?

FORM: The details (what you see more exactly). How the artist delivers the content.

CONTEXT: Everything NOT observable.

FUNCTION: The intended purpose of the work.

Assignments:

READINGS: 

 

UNIT SHEET: below 

 

SNAPSHOT Sheet::

Egypt Unit Sheet

APAH 250 Images:

13. Palette of King Narmer
15. Seated scribe
17. Great Pyramids and Sphinx
         -plan
18. King Menkaura and Queen
20. Temple of Amun Re at Karnak
          -plan        
          -Hypostyle hall
21. Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
           -Kneeling statue
22. Akenaton, Nefertiti, and three daughters
23. Tutankhamun's tomb,  innermost coffin
24. Last Judgement of Hu-Nefer,

      Book of the Dead


.Additional Images

Seated Ka Statue of Khafre

Temple of Ramses II

Statue of Akenaton

Ancient Egypt Unit Sheet:

What is a conceptual view?

An image that shows all important parts and represents what is know to be true of the subject.

What is an optical view?

How something would actually stand in space, a random view of it.

What is twisted perspective?

A convention of representation where part of a figure is shown in profile and another part of the same figure is shown frontally.

What is an axial plan?
In an axial plan, the parts of a building are organized longitudinally, or along a given axis; in a central plan, the parts of the structure are of equal or almost equal dimensions around the center.

What is a composite view?

A convention of representation where part of a figure is shown in profile and another part of the same figure is shown frontally.

What is a convention?
A way in which something is usually done, such as registers.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

A very special thank you to Dr. Robert Coad for his infinite wisdom, amazing workshops, gift of materials and time, and years of support.

Another special thank you to Ms. Marsha Russell for her devotion to teaching and generosity in sharing her materials and knowledge with all of us.

Thank you to Valerie Park for her inspirational AP Art History web site that guided the creation of this site.

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