What Was The Sculptor's Role In Ancient Greek Art

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The role of the painter and the sculptor was to make the painting or sculpture come alive. At first they only sculpted the pharaohs. The portraits that have survived to this day, had religious, ceremonial purposes. They served to preserve the dead, just as the mummification of the body was supposed to. The artists tried to show how the pharaoh wanted to be seen and remembered. The posture of the characters is stiff, facing straight ahead, arms held close to the body, pacing, standing, or sitting. In paintings, heads are generally turned left or right, in tombs often facing a spiritual being, and seen in profile, the eye is always shown in full view. Twisted perspective is when you are viewing an art form, usually a character, the upper half of the body is facing forward, while the lower half is in side view, like walking. This pose is usually for the more important characters to stand out next to usual figures.…show more content…
The Nile provided the Ancient Egyptians with transportation, food, building materials, and more. The most important thing the Nile provided was fertile land. Most of Egypt is desert, but beside the Nile River the soil is rich and good for growing crops. The three most important crops were flax, wheat, and papyrus. Around September of each year the Nile would overflow its banks and flood the surrounding area. The flood brought rich black soil and revived the farmlands. The Nile River also provided a lot of building materials. They used the mud from the riverbanks to make sun dried bricks. These bricks were used in building homes, walls, and other buildings. Since most of the major cities of Ancient Egypt were built along the Nile River, the river could be used like a major highway throughout the Empire. Boats constantly traveled up and down the Nile carrying people and

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