ART SINCE THE BEGINNING WEBCAST!
PART THREE: THE LAST HIEROGLYPH. THE ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT AND NORTH AFRICA
This webcast examines the forms of ancient Egyptian art and architecture. What shaped them? What did they mean? And why did they last so long?
About this event
ART SINCE THE BEGINNING | 3. THE LAST HIEROGLYPH. THE ART OF ANCIENT EGYPT AND NORTH AFRICA Based on the third chapter of my book CREATION. ART SINCE THE BEGINNING, this webcast examines the forms of ancient Egyptian art and architecture, setting them in the wider world of ancient North Africa and western Asia. What was the role of the landscape and history of the region in forming the memorable images of Pharaonic Egypt? What role did religion play? Was it really a matter of unbroken continuity for over three thousand years? We will look at some of the famous buildings and sculptures from the Old Dynasty, and also at some more surprising, and perhaps less ‘Egyptian’ looking images. Was there an alternative Egypt, that might have been forgotten, alongside the romantic myth of ancient Egypt?
This is the third in a series of webcasts based on my 2021 book CREATION. ART SINCE THE BEGINNING.
No prior knowledge required.
Tickets by donation, with a recommended price of £10. Those in full-time education and on low incomes can buy a ticket at the minimum price of £1.
The webcast will be recorded and available afterwards on catch-up.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you there!