Egyptian Social History: Art in Context

7.5 credits

Course, Master's level, 5EG704

Autumn 2024 Autumn 2024, Uppsala, 50%, On-campus, English

Autumn 2024 Autumn 2024, Uppsala, 50%, On-campus, English For exchange students

About the course

The course deals with Ancient Egyptian art. You will learn to do an in-depth analysis of different objects of art and their function from around 3500 BC until the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The development of different kinds of statues from portable to colossal, made of different materials such as metal, wood, stone and clay, forms part of this course, as well as the development of paintings and reliefs. We will also look at the function of different materials and colours and their symbolic meaning. In addition, through the analysis and study of technical aspects you will gain a better understanding of the materiality of objects of art. The study of objects of ancient Egyptian art is embedded in an in-depth analysis of social processes behind art production, economic considerations and the organisation of work.

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