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January 9, 2016

Sixth and Seventh grade students have been studying the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt. Egyptian art maintained a very traditional stylized sensibility to their portrayal of the human figure, and this style did not change for 3 millennia. Students learned about this twisted perspective used by Egyptians, called composite view, and created self-portraits displaying their knowledge. They also learned about the Egyptian form of writing, called hieroglyphics, and incorporated their name into their portraits. Charcoal and chalk pastels were used to create bright and bold images, much like the Ancient Egyptians, although few painted artifacts have survived from that time.



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