Ancient Egyptian Art: Icon & Narrative
A chronological study of the art and architecture of ancient Egypt, from the predynastic period to the end of the New Kingdom, examining trends and styles in all forms of ancient art in Egypt.
Two topics per 2-hour session (introduction to topics, for holistic positioning of content, the content for each sub-session, and recap to cover ‘Intended Learning Objectives’ at the end of the sessions)
Who should attend?
The target audience for this are those interested in the culture of ancient Egypt, including their history and art.
The course provides content that is accessible for beginners or advanced students. Any part of the community is welcome, with no prior knowledge required. Attendees will be guided through the unique changes of Egyptian creativity and skill, which are underpinned by a historical context to holistically position the knowledge they learn during the course. We will cover different modes of art such as carved iconography, painting, sculpture, and rock-cut reliefs.
Attendees will also learn about how non-native, or foreign influences have impacted and changed later periods of Egyptian art. This is discussed with a growing knowledge and awareness of how we perceive the Egyptians, the purpose of their artistic endeavours.
- 12 Weeks, Monday, Thurs, Friday 9-10am, 19 July - 22 October 2021
- $355 incl. GST
- The University of Auckland, City Campus
- Presented by Jennifer Hellum
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