Our first in our series on prominent artists, Vincent Van Gogh was well received and I think many of us do not really know much about the history of art, the eras, their characteristics, prominent artists and events that probably influenced them. 1,169 more words
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Egyptian artisans of the New Kingdom used hair in their drawings for expressing body movements (dance, body bow…).
This technique, adopted from the way of drawing the professional mourners, was applied to the masculine figures in a respectful attitude. 342 more words
Hair became in Ancient Egypt a resource for expressing things.
As some movements were related in ancient egyptian belief to some attitudes, hair was also used for expressing those attitudes. 258 more words
XVIII Dynasty tombs located in Luxor are especially rich in small details, some of them escaping easily from our sight, which give much information about Ancient Egypt. 516 more words
This one is for Ken O., who believes my systematic catalogue of the Egyptian collection–an outstanding publication, which he read from cover to cover (his words)–deserves as much attention on my blog as the publication of my doctoral dissertation (this catalogue is mentioned in the… 103 more words
Did you know? Today is the birthday of one of Egyptology’s most famous archaeologists: William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942). Petrie was quite a character and my favourite picture of him is the one where he stands in his pyjamas outside the tomb in which he had set up camp during his survey of the Great Pyramid in 1880. 40 more words