how was egypt so advanced on an artistic level?

how was egypt so advanced on an artistic level?

  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    pic rel is from 1350 BCE
    I have no fucking idea how they did this. I bet most of the replies here will be retarded bullshit about muh master race or whatever but honestly we have no idea why they were so developed and successful. Likewise, we don't really know why Levantines in general were so developed, and why they took city/empire building to such great heights before anyone else did. You could make the argument of geography and that's the best anyone has come up with

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      because the Mediterranean and persian gulf used to be vast, fertile valleys, and the sahara was a wet paradise, and when they filled in or dried up all the educated city people just moved their civilization to better spots. No records? I wonder fuckin why, look underwater and under sand

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because they had a vastly different understanding of art than the modern person, to them art was not about expression but served a direct practical purpose no different than say a dam or street, it was considered those statues and images to have a tangible effect on their daily lives so they had whole castes of socoety dedicated to their perfection, its not crazy to be able to achieve if you spend your whole life doing it

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/ILjYLiN.jpg

      how was egypt so advanced on an artistic level?

      >Levantines
      Had far worse sculptors and masons, they were “advanced” in other areas because they sat between Egypt, Mesopotamia/Anatolian and Aegean civilizations, they had the best wood imaginable for ship building (which Egypt imported en mass since at least 3000 bc) , and because it’s One of the first places where agriculture and sedentary lifestyles spread

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sociological reasons. Their society was centered around art. People liked art, having good art gave you sex, so people wanted the best art possible.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    overabundance of food

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >egypt
    >e-jeep
    Woah

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because advanced techniques in craftsmanship.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    unironically aryans

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The extremely rich soil and seasonal flooding cycle of the Nile valley meant that they generated all the food they needed in just half the year. But farmers could not farm during the remaining months, due to the flooding, so most farmers had secondary seasonal jobs as laborers in the construction industry.

    In a world where 95% of people were farmers this meant that, for roughly half the year, Egypt had nearly 20 times the number of craftsmen and builders as other civilizations.

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Art in Egyptian society was a form of worship to the gods. Or the pharaoh who was the gods representative kind of like the pope but literally thought to be divine

    Worshipping the gods was important for a number of reasons. First whichever their specific god was god of, like love, war etc

    But also good harvests and minimal natural disasters or famines would be attributed to the gods being happy. So you better build some kino statues and memorials to keep them happy

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The concept of a singular skilled artist was a very greek idea and only really showed up again in renaissances, but all these famous artists came from large groups or schools and a lot of their early work was done in collaboration and input for older and more skilled peers.

    Most people learning art in the historical context learned via group projects and egypt was no different, they also had tier based learning similar to the way a modern apprentice learns carpentry or a chef learns to cook. Their was no real concept of "art" it was a craft similar to that of a brick layer or a tapestry maker.

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    It wasn't. Egyptian shit was just fashionable in Europe and America in the second half of the 19th century and you're getting the tail end of that.

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Early pharaonic dynasties were Aryan.

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Perfect positioning between Africa, Asia, & Europe.
    >Genetic diversity leading to better health and longer lives
    >Artists and philosophers from all over the world converge on Alexandria
    >Fertile river valley with enough grain to feed an entire empire
    >More people free to build and write shit instead of hunting & gathering

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      and philosophers from all over the world converge on Alexandria
      As the name implies it was founded by Alexander, at the end of the history of ancient Egypt, so it wasnt the reason behind the artistic level of the egyptians.

  13. 8 months ago
    OP

    White magic.

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