Art and life in ancient Egypt
Discover the significance of Egyptian history and European art through this course. Explore the social structures and belief systems depicted in paintings. Delve into the portrayal of wine, dancers, ox-meat, and marsh activities. Uncover the role of artists in society and their impact on these scenes.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Understand the place of the paintings in the context of Egyptian history and European art
Answer the question ‘What do the paintings say about the social structures and belief systems?’
Discuss wine, partially clad dancers, ox-meat and fishing and fowling in the marshes – is this an idealised account, or life as it really was?
Consider who painted these scenes and how and the role artists had in society.