Armana Style

He then changed the religious views of Egypt by proclaiming his faith to one god, Aten the sun-disk, and making him the almighty god. Akhenaten's changes would only hold until his death in 1332 B.C., but the impact would be felt for many years later.

Akhenaten founded what is known as the Armana Style of artwork. This artwork can be broken down into two periods, the Early Period and the Late Period. The reason for the division is the sculptors Akhenaten had working. The master sculptor Bek, who was taught by Akhenaten, was the primary artist during the Early Period (Lorenz, The Art). The Early Period saw a drastic change from traditional Egyptian artwork. Previous Egyptian artwork presented people with ideal, perfect human physiques. That was not the case for the artist Bek. He presented people as a more honest approach. His images were almost bordering upon making the people into cartoon characters. The heads of Akhenaten and his family were egg-shaped, with small eyes, and over exaggerated lips and chin. The images presented a family oriented atmosphere, which differs from traditional artwork. Traditional Egyptian artwork presented the



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