Ancient Egyptian Art
Revealing the Truths and Mysteries of Life
Ancient Egyptian art was intended to reveal the hidden Truths and mysteries of Life. That it still exerts such a strong appeal to us today is due to the hidden Wisdom which sustained the Egyptian civilization for so many millennia. We use the word 'hidden' deliberately. For the High Wisdom of ancient Egypt was carefully concealed—never written down in plain words.
This hidden Wisdom embraced all that modern science has discovered about the material world, but in addition, it encompassed the hidden laws of Nature that science does not know, because material science continues to deny the Spiritual basis of Man and the Universe. Science knows, for instance, that certain colours produce certain psychological effects, and we all know not to wave a red rag at a bull! But science does not know why the colour red has this effect. Nor does it know why certain geometric forms please us and others disturb us, or why razor blades stay sharp in a model pyramid, as anyone can demonstrate for himself, and has been scientifically proved countless times. But the Artists of ancient Egypt did know, and the proof is in the many masterpieces they created that still enchant and puzzle us, even after thousands of years. We wonder how much will be left of our art three thousand years from now? Not much, you may say, and we can only pray that you are proved right!
The ancient Egyptian Artist
We may say then that the ancient Egyptian Artist was a scientist and philosopher in the best and highest sense of these words, who applied the laws he had learned in the service of his fellowmen and women, and raised up their thoughts through the medium of his art. We can also say he was a magician, since through his brush and paints, he revealed the great Truths and Mysteries of Life and Death in symbolic form. Truths which open up a higher reality and deeper understanding of the Mysteries of the Universe and our place within it. This, then, is the essential message of Ancient Egyptian art and of the High Wisdom of ancient Egypt.
Allegorical paintings of ancient Egyptian life
To view our collection of limited edition art prints of allegorical paintings of ancient Egyptian life, please click the appropriate links above. The notes accompanying these prints provide valuable hints about the hidden wisdom of Ancient Egypt. If you would like to learn more about Egyptian symbols and their meaning you will find more information on our Light-of-Egypt Symbolism page.
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