The Time Period and Artistic Style of Amarna Art
American Journal of Art and Design
Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016, Pages: 1-7
Received: Oct. 30, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 28, 2016; Published: Dec. 29, 2016
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Zhenxiao Zhao, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Communication University of China, Beijing, China
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Abstract
In the late eighteenth dynasty, a swift and gigantic change in religion lead by Akhenaton had not only affected the course of the Egyptian society, but also gave birth to an art form later known as Amarna art. This period is referred as the Amarna period. However, the beginning and ending time of Amarna art are still vague and controversial. The artistic style of Amarna art has been constantly miscomprehended in contemporary documentations and the interpretation is deeply influenced by the reception of temporal society. Nevertheless, since the essential function of Egyptian art in the ancient time was to eulogize the Egyptians’ religious ideology, the reason of transformations that occurred in art could always be traced back to religion. Therefore, when seeing Amarna art through Egyptian religion, it can be interpreted as a unique style that was brought to life for Akhenaton’s religion reformation and eventually died off with the ending of the Amarna period.
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Amarna Art, Artistic Style, Beginning Time, Akhenaton, Tutankhamun, 18 th Dynasty, 19th Dynasty
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Zhenxiao Zhao, The Time Period and Artistic Style of Amarna Art, American Journal of Art and Design. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20160101.11
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