Some interesting facts about Egyptian art that your children have been learning during the past couple of lessons:
- The faces in Egyptian art are always from the side, however the body is always facing forwards. Interestingly enough, the feet face sideways. In addition, whilst the face is looking to the side, the eye view is frontal (the eye is not drawn as seen from the side, but if as seen from the front.) These are some interesting facts about the rule of perspective, which has not yet been discovered at the time.
- In class we talked about pyramids and their use, and how the Egyptians used to equip the mummified Pharaoh in the pyramid with food, clothes, money, perfume, etc. since they believed s/he took them with her/him in the afterlife.
- We also mentioned other factors related to Egyptians, such as the desert, Sphinx, eye kohl and black hair- all synonyms with the Egyptian era.