Egyptian Art Revealed

Course Ref: C3747065
Date: 10 meetings on Wednesdays starting 12/01/2022. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Woodley Hill House
Tutor: John Billman
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Fee: £90.00

After the pyramids, some of the most memorable images of ancient Egypt are provided not by royal monuments, but from the art of the tombs of private (albeit elite) officials who served the pharaoh. In this course we will explore a range of tomb images from the Egyptian New Kingdom. We will discuss specific elements within these scenes, identify canonical iconography, typical Egyptian artistic techniques and discuss the purpose and symbolism of such scenes. In image-rich sessions designed to combine depth and breath we will take 'virtual tours' of a range of tombs, from those of New Kingdom Memphite officials buried in Saqqara, to officials buried in Thebes including the burials of the (senior) craftsmen of the workmen's village of Deir el-Medina. We will also have an opportunity to contrast 'orthodox' traditional art with that of the Amarna period as we explore tomb scenes from the site of el-Amarna.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.