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Ancient Egyptian Art and Civilization

Posted by misaiky on October 5, 2008

Art in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian art is five thousand years old. It emerged and took shape in the ancient Egypt, the civilization of the Nile Valley. Expressed in paintings and sculptures, it was highly symbolic and fascinating – this art form revolves round the past and was intended to keep history alive.

In a narrow sense, Ancient Egyptian art refers to the canonical 2D and 3D art developed in Egypt from 3000 BC and used until the 3rd century. It is to be noted that most elements of Egyptian art remained remarkably stable over the 3000 year period that represents the ancient civilization without strong outside influence.The same basic conventions and quality of observation started at a high level and remained near that level over the period.

Source: Art in Ancient Egypt

Egypt, 8000–2000 b.c.

Encompasses ancient Egypt and northern ancient Nubia

Source: Timeline of Art History

Ancient Egypt is too large a subject to try and encompass it all on one page of listings.  While there may be some overlap, the other pages listed above will be of help filling in details to material found here.

Source: Ancient Egypt

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16th century nude portrait too racy for London’s Underground16th century nude portrait too racy for London’s Underground

Posted by misaiky on February 16, 2008

A 16th century nude has proved too risqué for London’s Underground train system, with officials banning an ad featuring a painting of the Roman goddess Venus for fear it could cause offence.

London Underground officials have rejected an advertisement featuring the painting Venus by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder, the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts. Officials said it might cause offence. London Underground officials have rejected an advertisement featuring the painting Venus by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder, the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts. Officials said it might cause offence.
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London’s Royal Academy of Arts chose the painting Venus to advertise its upcoming exhibition on 16th century German painter and printmaker Lucas Cranach the Elder.

However, a promotional poster for the show destined for the city’s subway system was rejected by London transport officials.

“Millions of people travel on the London Underground each day, and they have no choice but to view whatever adverts are posted there,” a spokesman said.

Source: CBC News

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Posted by misaiky on February 16, 2008

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