Egyptian and Minoan Painting

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Introduction: The styles of Minoan painting versus Egyptian painting can be compared through the techniques and materials used, as well as the subjects portrayed. Techniques used
Egyptian techniques
Style of paintings
Reason for paintings (religious, storytelling, etc.)
Planning of murals
Cultural influence
Minoan techniques
Style of paintings
Reason for paintings
Cultural influence
Materials
Egyptian materials
"Canvas" used
Colors used
Brushes
How pigments were made
Minoan materials
"Canvas" used
Colors often used
How pigments were made
Subjects
Egyptian subjects
People
Nature
Events
Minoan subjects
People
Nature
Events
Conclusion
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The Egyptians are commonly known for their artistic contribution to history. Along with the popular great pyramids, the Egyptians also thrived in the world of pictorial art. Painting can be seen throughout their existence and would in turn influence the paintings of future civilizations. One of those civilizations was that of the Minoans. The similarities and differences in the works of these two civilizations can be easily viewed. The styles of Minoan painting versus Egyptian painting can be compared through the techniques and materials used, as well as the subjects portrayed.

The techniques of artwork in different civilizations can be described as the way in which the task is completed. In other words, how the painter went about creating their painting. The idea of technique, varies from the style in which the painter used to the reason for painting the picture. What where the pictures used for? What influenced the painters of that time? All of these ideas lie in the technique used during the time of a paintings creation.

Egyptian painting techniques can be described as those of precision and perfection. Typical Egyptian paintings had a style that was highly focused on detail. While painting the world around them, Egyptian artist...
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