The ancient Egyptian art paintings embody the embodiment of modern painting, though the latter is refined by the advances of human knowledge, technology, and discovery. However, the roots of the success of modern painting are the modest beginnings of the profession by the ancient Egyptian masters in painting. From the production and production of the production media to the selection of appropriate subjects for painting, the techniques and the essential roles she plays in society, she acts as a springboard for the wonderful development in the field of contemporary painting.
In search of a lasting and lasting color medium for painting, the Egyptian painters have & # 39; Crush the ocher into powder and mix with chewing gum. The resulting pigments dissolved as the painters wetted the brushes and rubbed them over the surface, much like the watercolor paint used today. To apply the paint brushes were used, which were creatively made from the cut stems of other marsh plants. Bristles containing a supply of wet pigment were prepared by chewing one end of their stems to separate the fibers. The supports for the painting included papyrus paper, wooden panels, stone tablets, walls and surfaces of pyramids and temples. Today, paint manufacturers use binders similar to chewing gum used by ancient Egyptian painters mixed with pigments to produce dry media colorants such as pastels, crayons and the like, as well as wet media such as acrylic, gouache. Posters and watercolors, emulsion and oil paints and much more. Modern painters have tried to increase the size of the supports for painting, while the traditional supports are still very relevant.
The theme for the images of the Egyptians showed their belief in life after death and the wealthy life of the elite class in society. The topics included people who hunt and feast, pharaohs, wealthy and other important people who travel to the land of the dead, people who worship deities, scenes of musicians and dancers, judgment in the underworld, and familiar scenes from earthly existence of the deceased. Genres of everyday activities that reflect the ideologies and beliefs of modern societies are now the main theme of painting, as the ancient Egyptians did. This includes political issues, entertainment topics and social awareness issues for health, education, agriculture and religion.
In addition, the ancient Egyptian painters used different techniques. For example, the representations of the paintings in the paintings followed the conventional Egyptian pose. Head and legs are in profile, torso and eyes are visible from the front. Men were taller and darker painted than women and children. Prominent people and nobles in the churches were taller and darker than slaves. This is a visual representation of the class differences that existed in Egypt. Distance or depth in the drawing (perspective) was represented by the placement of one body on another. Animals and plants in their natural habitats were painted to show naturalism based on careful observation. The technique of her painting was mural painting (Fresco Secco) painting on a dry plaster or a dry surface. This painting technique enabled the trained professional Egyptian painter to express an exact knowledge of the painted theme or theme. Nowadays, the concept of perspective, which was the only parallel perspective, has been expanded to include aerial perspective with various forms of linear perspective, such as isometric and angular perspectives. In addition, the painting styles have been expanded to include canvas, realistic, abstract and semi-abstract renderings.
Functionally, the paintings of ancient Egypt were made especially for the dead in the metaphysical world. They provided the ka or the soul with familiar scenes from the deceased's earthly existence. They also showed the royal power of the pharaohs. For example, the king pictured on the painted trunk is portrayed as a successful hunter pursuing flocks of fleeing animals in the desert, and also as a great warrior. Most of the paintings showed the nobility, wealth and prosperity of Egypt. Paintings were used to lavishly decorate the interior and exterior of private and public buildings and to emphasize their aesthetic values. Today's paintings are also used for this purpose to perpetuate and remember past personalities and heroes, as well as to recall iconic moments and life experiences. They are also used to enhance the visual appeal of places.
The significant contribution of ancient Egyptians in the field of modern painting must be recognized. The rich historical record must be studied by art educators at various levels of education to deepen their appreciation for the efforts of ancestors of the past to promote art in modern societies. It would impose on them to imitate the path of their creative exuberance and their determination to alleviate the sufferings of humanity and satisfy their insatiable needs through the services of the arts.