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Art and Architecture 6P

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Art and Architecture 6PArt and Architecture 6P 

                                Art and Architecture




   Group Members: Nicole I., Hannah G., Taylor I., Olivia L., Emily C.



       THE ARTS:


          The Middle Kingdom had improvements in art. The walls of the tombs and temples were covered with colorful pictures of daily life and of gods and goddesses. Sculputors created big wall carvings and statues of the pharoahs.They made them look like ordinary people instead of looking like gods. Some paintings were used to help those who died, to live an eternal life with the gods. Egyptians used bright colors to show their work. They used bright blue, red, orange, and white. Egyptians use natural minerals to make their paintings. They made brushes out of sticks, wood, and frayed ends. To make their paintings, first the artist would sketch the picture on a piece of pottery. Then if it was perfect, they would use charcoal to draw it on a wall.  The painter would fill in all of the carved drawings with bright colors.


          In homes, temples and palaces, floors were painted to look like pools. Ceilings were painted to shine like the sky. They used geometric and floral designs as borders.


             A lot of people think that Egyptians painted the same way all the time. In the Old Kingdom people put a lot of time into their work. In the Middle Kingdom the artists made their work messy, and made a lot of curves. In the New Kingdoms they painted events that happend or will happen. They painted on the walls of new temples.












                                                  Pyramid Use:


             From the day a pharoah was born, they started to work on a pyramid. Pyramids were like tombs. There were different parts of a pyramid. It usually took a long time to build it. Family and friends would gather for the pahroah's burial ceremony at the temple. Friends and family members brought gifts to the pharoah's burial chamber. Pyramids were built so bodies were not stolen or flooded away. It also kept animals out. Before the pharoah goes in the tomb, he needs to be mummified. The mummification process is when they take out all of the pharoahs organs, but they leave the heart. Then, they fill it with oils, and spices.( For example cinnamon, so it smells good.) Then they wrap it up with jewels people gave as gifts. The only reason  they do the mummification process, is because they believe that if the sun god Re, judges him good, he will live in paradise for eternity. To do this they had to perform several spells and prayers from " The Book of the Dead."

Resource- www.jat.glencoe.com



 This is a video about art and architecture of Egypt. Take notice of the paintings and the hieroglyphics in this video. Art was very important to Egytian societies.



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     Tombs : 


   Before pyramids, tombs were used to bury the bodies of pharoahs.It was filled with many things that the pharoah might have needed.On the tombs, there was a carving of the person who owns it. There were different rooms in the tombs. They included furniture, paintings and writings. The tombs were filled with all kinds of traps.






                                                        Here is an ancient tomb







     Egyptian architecture was the most important of the ancient arts.It combined form,time, beauty and use.Acient Egyptian Architecture was first used to decorate tombs and the outside of homes.Stones for building were expensive for homes.  It was a luxary preserved for priests and Kings.Houses were mostly made of mud, with some fancy woodwork.The roof was made out of strong,flexible trunks from palm trees. There was a wall around the house,with a court that had steps leading to the roof for the tenants to pass down to the rooms. 

     In the house, the walls were hung with colored matting. The flooring, if the master could afford it, were covered with rugs. People sat on their rugs, instead of chairs.Like the Japanese,Ancient Egyptians squatted at their tables and ate with their fingers. Pharoah's sat on cushioned chairs. Servants would serve them course after course.


                            Take a look at the Architecture:







                          More Architecture and Some other Pictures that 

                          were found in Egyptian Societies: 








             This picture below is of a

             sculpted Egyptian vase.                     A work of art.








        The  Egyptians were the greatest builders in history. They were great sculptors.

Sculpture was very well known with the Egyptians.They are known for some of the most famous sculptures in the world.  The Great Pyramid,and the Temples of Thebes were some of the best known. The Ancient Egyptians were very skilled workers. They were very detailed in their work. They produced magnificent art.





       Below is another video about art and architecure. Take a look at some of the Egyptians paintings. There are nothing like them in the world.

                             PLEASE ENJOY THE VIDEO!


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     Similarities and differences between Ancient Egypt and Todays Society:


          Western culture today has used many of the Ancient Egyptian techniques.  In many homes and buildings, we see the Egyptian influences through tapestries, carpets, and mosaics.  Building structures, temples, and sculptures include stone columns and stone statues.  The Ancient Egyptians were known for using bright colors which are now seen in many art forms of today.

          Our art work today, displays everyday life and is not focused on only rulers and great leaders. Their architecture was dedicated to protecting the afterlife for pharoahs and rulers. While we have used some of their style in  architecture today, our works are used for businesses and for people to live in.  We focus on everday life.  



 Vocabulary Words:

Felucca- long, narrow ship with oars, rigged with lateen sails, often with three masts, used for voyages along the coast in the mediterranean and red seas.


Fellahin- a peasant or laborer in egypt and other arabic - speaking countries.


Frayed- to cause to seperate into threads, make ragged or worn along the edge.


Khamseen- an oppresive hot, southerly wind that blows from the Sahara toward Egypt of Israel usually in spring and early summer.


moulid- an egyptian festival at a tomb site.


sarcophagus- a stone coffin, especially one ornamented with sculptures or bearing inscriptions.


Sphinx- in Egyptian mythology, a creature  with the body of a lion and the head of a man, ram , or

hawk. A large statue of this creature  in Giza, Egypt.


Tapestry- fabric whose weft is woven in a picture ornamental design used as a hanging on walls, and furniture covers.  










 Journey across time:  The early ages





Comments (Show all 148)

wikiuser0005 said

at 8:53 pm on Oct 8, 2008

taylorr did u call nicolee and tell her its not workinggg

wikiuser0005 said

at 8:54 pm on Oct 8, 2008

taylorr pleze call nicole tryed to sign off it didnt work we need help from mss. paduanoo too!!!!!!!!!!!!1

wikiuser0011 said

at 8:55 pm on Oct 8, 2008


wikiuser0011 said

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wikiuser0005 said

at 8:56 pm on Oct 8, 2008

we cant its goneeeeeee nooooooooooo maybe we should just put eveything up again and redo it cuz its gone

wikiuser0011 said

at 8:58 pm on Oct 8, 2008

No I dont know what 2 do....... they are gonna be so made at us.

wikiuser0005 said

at 8:59 pm on Oct 8, 2008

come on taylor wat r u doinnn im realii scaredd

wikiuser0011 said

at 8:59 pm on Oct 8, 2008


wikiuser0005 said

at 9:00 pm on Oct 8, 2008

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wikiuser0011 said

at 9:07 pm on Oct 8, 2008


wikiuser0011 said

at 9:09 pm on Oct 8, 2008


wikiuser0005 said

at 9:12 am on Oct 9, 2008

taylorr srry i left i had to come off but yayyyyyyyy u fixed it everything is bacccc!!! how did u do it!!

wikiuser0012 said

at 10:13 am on Oct 9, 2008

hey guys atleast you dont have to worry about me im not mad and i dont think hannah and liv will be mad either we will fix the page together today as a team dont worry we will still have a good grade w/e happens

wikiuser0005 said

at 10:32 am on Oct 9, 2008

well we fixed nicole did u c it idk how taylor did itt

wikiuser0010 said

at 1:23 pm on Oct 9, 2008

great job guys!!!!

wikiuser0010 said

at 2:58 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Hi everybody,
HOW DO YOU LIKE OUR PAGE. ALL COMMENTS ARE OPEN. Yet...........we only except good ones, thanks.
- Art Team

Mrs. Olsen said

at 9:09 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Hi Art & Architecture Team!

You are making fantastic progress on your page! I'm very happy to see that you have included your sources. When you include the link to the resource you should try to get as close to the page you used as possible. For example, to cite the you tube videos you should go to you tube, open the video and copy the web address on that page. Also, include the title along with the web address. I know this is confusing. See me in class next week and I'll show you what I mean.

Again--FANTASTIC job so far!

Mrs. Olsen

wikiuser0007 said

at 10:04 pm on Oct 9, 2008

hey taylor we started our page, so you should check it out. we are GoVeRnMeNt!!!!! *nice job on yours by the way*

wikiuser0024 said

at 4:22 pm on Oct 11, 2008

Hey its *Anjelica* and you guys did a lot of work great job on that.

wikiuser0024 said

at 6:45 pm on Oct 11, 2008

im just wondering whos the editor

wikiuser0012 said

at 9:15 pm on Oct 11, 2008

Hi Anjelica its Nicole. Love your wiki so far. By the way, i am the editor. Can't wait to see you present your in school !

wikiuser0012 said

at 9:18 pm on Oct 11, 2008

Hi guys,

Check out our wiki and comment us . So far how do you like it ? We worked really hard and can't wait to see all of you guys present yours.
~The Art Team~

Mrs. Gallagher said

at 4:52 pm on Oct 12, 2008

Wow, I am so impressed with the work you have done. I think Ancient Egypt is so fascinating. There art and architecture are so distinquishible to everyone. When we see the Egyptians art and architecture, we know it was them without having to read a caption. Why do you think that is so?
Mrs. Gallagher

wikiuser0011 said

at 7:44 pm on Oct 12, 2008

Mrs. Gallagher,
I agree with you 100 percent. You do not have to read a caption, because Egypt's art and Architecture was so beautiful, there was nothing like it in the world. People all over the world can regonize it.
Taylor Igneri 6p

wikiuser0024 said

at 6:59 pm on Oct 13, 2008

Love the blue. :-)

wikiuser0011 said

at 8:50 am on Oct 14, 2008

we have to highlight the resource, and we have to add the sites we got the picture from

wikiuser0012 said

at 8:54 am on Oct 14, 2008

Hi guys we are definetly done with the wiki great job !!!!!!!!

wikiuser0010 said

at 8:58 am on Oct 14, 2008

yaaaaayyyyy!!!!!!! (-:

wikiuser0011 said

at 8:59 am on Oct 14, 2008


wikiuser0011 said

at 5:21 pm on Oct 14, 2008

hey guys, i think we did a good job so far, don't you? anyway for JOURNEY ACROSS TIME: THE EARLY AGES, we have to add what chapter it was and the pages we used. Thanks alot!
Your Friend Taylor Igneri

wikiuser0011 said

at 5:37 pm on Oct 14, 2008


wikiuser0029 said

at 7:35 pm on Oct 14, 2008

wow ur page looks amazing!!!!!! i love it!


wikiuser0027 said

at 7:58 pm on Oct 14, 2008

coooooooooool page

wikiuser0027 said

at 7:59 pm on Oct 14, 2008

Ps you should put jeff on the page!!! Laugh, Laugh. Hannah!

wikiuser0029 said

at 1:49 pm on Oct 15, 2008

heyy i love ur page it looks awsome!!


Mrs. Gallagher said

at 2:08 pm on Oct 15, 2008

Hi, Taylor,
When we communicate through text like this, if you write in capitals, it means you are shouting. I know that you are not shouting at us, so maybe you should take your caps lock off.
Thanks, Taylor
Mrs. Gallagher

wikiuser0002 said

at 7:55 pm on Oct 15, 2008

How do you add videos?

Tom B.

wikiuser0024 said

at 2:01 pm on Oct 18, 2008

Good job.

wikiuser0036 said

at 9:27 pm on Oct 19, 2008

great page, but some of the stuff you put about gods +beliefs has to do with religion. ^christi your right- put Jeff+Peff!
lol hannah(:

wikiuser0012 said

at 8:38 pm on Oct 20, 2008

thanks rebecca i like your page too !!!!!!!!!! thanks for telling us about the religion part we might just have to word it different because in the religion the do use art for the gods and goddesses .... see you in school !!!!!

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