Art as a reflection of the society

This pyramid was made for the pharaoh Djoser for his tomb complex. Imhoteps architecture consists of the most elemental structural techniques and the purest geometric forms. He used engaged columns. These columns resemble stalks of papyrus which have been used to reinforce mud walls and symbolize Lower Egypt. The architectural decorations of the south Palace featured plants symbolic of Upper Egypt.

Egyptian models played an important part in the early development of Greek style. The earliest buildings made use of bundles of papyrus to form posts, from these soon developed the stone post-and lintel constructions characteristic of Egyptian architecture. We find columns of several kinds-always engaged. Greek architecture took over the Egyptian stone column and developed in further.

We can clearly see how the Egyptian Art influenced the Classical Greek Art. During that time, the Greeks did not live in tranquility but rather in a world of tension and war. To symbolize their power and victory over the Persians, Pericles head of state between 460- 429 B.C., and the Athenians of the Golden Age exerted monumental efforts to completely rebuild the Aropolis, which had bee


 
 
 
 
 
 



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