ART HISTORY - Course Project - Egyptian Style Art
Egyptian Style Art
CarinCreel
VCH_Unit2_IP
June17, 2011


Forthis assignment I created an Egyptian style piece of artwork for the ancientEgyptian patron god, Horus. This project was completed by using PhotoshopElements. The main character in this piece is Horus. Horus was a sky god andwas often depicted in Egyptian art as a falcon headed man with a sun and moonfor eyes. He is the first nationallyrecognized Egyptian god and had many names, or forms which are; “Re-Harakhti,Harsiesis, Haroeris, Harendotes, Khenti-irti, Khentekhtay (the crocodile-god),and Harmakhis” (Tour Egypt, 2011), or ‘Horus on the horizons’ in which theSphinx of Giza is considered to be his aspect.

Thesymbol of the eye in the two central ochre colored columns in the artwork wascommonly used during this period and symbolizes Horus. The hieroglyphs at thecenter declare, “The role of art is to inform and delight”, and, “art isbeautiful”; the first a reference to one of my favorite artists, Mr. MiltonGlaser. The bottom row is my own name spelled out, Carin Creel, in hieroglyphs,in which I like to think of as my signature at the bottom of the page. Iutilized an online hieroglyphics typewriter in order to write the hieroglyphs,then using hieroglyph paint brushes downloaded to PSE the hieroglyphs were ableto be added to my artwork. I then painted them in the same program.

TheEgyptians are known for using papyrus on which to write, draw and paint.Papyrus is a natural paper made from wood fibers and is therefore naturallycolored being tan or yellowish-beige in color. The colors used for paintings,tombs, walls, and other decorative artwork in ancient Egypt came from natureand were: whites (from gypsum and chalk), yellows (from orpiment), oranges (fromred iron and cinnabar) and red-oranges (from a chemical called realgar), brownsand blacks (oils and carbon from charcoal); however greens (malachite) and blues(from azurite and calcium copper silicate) were also used. Men were always depictedin paintings as having an orange-brown skin tone, while women were depictedwith an ochre yellow skin tone. The head always faces to one direction eitherleft or right and the body is in a three quarter turn showing the full chestand both arms, the feet always pointing in the same direction as the face.



References

Encyclopediaof Art. (2011). Egyptian Color Palette.Retrieved June 17, 2011. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/artist-paints/egyptian-colour-palette.htm

Hieroglyphtypewriter. Hieroglyph print machineversion 2. Retrieved June 14, 2011. http://www.discoveringegypt.com/hieroglyphic-typewriter.html

TourEgypt. (2011). Egyptian Mythology.Retrieved June 16, 2011. http://www.touregypt.net/GODS1.HTM
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ART HISTORY - Course Project - Egyptian Style Art

Egyptian Style Art created for a student assignment. Created using Adobe Photoshop Elements and elements brushes.
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