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Friday, February 11, 2011

Egyptian Self Portraits

The second grade students viewed the art of Ancient Egypt. They learned the function of the paintings and the stylistic conventions used by the Egyptians.

The Ancient Egyptians painted idealized versions of deceased individuals on the walls of tombs, because they believed the deceased person would exist in the afterlife as the person in the painting.

The Ancient Egyptians painted an individual's head in profile, while they painted a frontal view of the same individual's eye.

The second grade students created self portraits in the Ancient Egyptian style. Some students had enough time to add hieroglyphics!

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