Light of Egypt — Ancient Egyptian Artist
Ancient Egypt Art Prints

Ancient Egyptian Artist

Allegorical meaning of this painting

The ancient Egyptian Artist had to study for more than 20 years in the Temple Schools of ancient Egypt. These studies included anatomy, geometry, mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. Not until he had thoroughly mastered these and many more subjects was he permitted to draw, paint and sculpt the sacred images of the Gods and Goddesses of Egypt. Such studies may be compared to several of our university courses rolled into one, and even after all that, the Master-artist as he then was, could only exclaim: "No limit may be set to art, neither is there any craftsman that is fully master of his craft", as we may read in the maxims of the Egyptian Sage, Ptahhotep. How different is this modesty to the vanity and conceit of so many of our modern artists! But then, the ancient Egyptian Artist was not concerned with 'social realism', 'personal style', 'utility' and all the other definitions of 'art' that we are familiar with today, but with the depiction of the Divine Truths of Life. As John Ruskin said: "All great art is the expression of man's delight in God's work, not his own." A sentiment with which the ancient Egyptian Artist would have been in full agreement.

Ancient Egyptian Artist

ancient egyptian artist
This original painting of an ancient Egyptian Drawing Master and his student has been lovingly hand-painted in gouache and watercolour. If you look carefully at the table in front of the artist you will see some little blue 'steps.' These were a mechanism that lowered and raised the table; just like our modern drawing boards! Such details also have a symbolic meaning as we have mentioned above.

Egypt art print limited to 200 copies
Gouache and watercolour.
Size 210mm x 210mm. Print shown 38% actual size. Printed on acid-free semi-gloss paper using non-fading printing inks.

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