Camille, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. It was very well written, interesting, and educational. I like that you included that if a mistake was made during the creation of the statue it would be restarted with new stone. That is amazing, and I can imagine just how long it took to create this intricate art work. I did not know that the statues of kings often included their mothers, and in some ways i agree with you that it is hard to believe with some of the poses the statues are in. I thought your idea about the eyes was fantastic, I never thought of it that way.
I really enjoyed reading your post. Egyptians were one of the most amazing sculptures and their works are very impressive from the tombs to the elaborate pyramids they built with basic tools. The archeologists and historians are still surprised and impress as to how they achieve this. The Egyptians believed in the afterlife, the focus was on eternal life and the certainty of personal existence beyond death. The wealthier Egyptians were buried in tombs that were painted with various scenes had various meanings; some for protection on their journey. Objects and animals are often included because they had great symbolic importance. According to Sayre (2012), religion was an integral part of the life of the Egyptians and manifested itself through nature. According to Eiland, the goal was to draw an ideal scene from memory. The scenes in the tomb represented the hoped-for after-life, in which there were fertile fields and harmony and happiness at home; representing it in the tomb was thought to ensure an ideal existence in the next world. The deceased is usually portrayed in the prime of life, with no physical defects and is not usually an accurate likeness of the person.
Hello Regla, I Enjoy watching documentaries on architecture as well. "Architecture is about the use of space" (Chamberlain University 2018). I recently watched a show about the development of Chicago during the Industrial Age. It amazes me how high rise buildings were created without the use of modern technology. It shoed how artwork influenced the look of buildings. The use of differnt moldings, tile and ceiling details inside and outside of buildings were explained and shown how it's characteristics are related to Historical architecture.