Amarna Period
The Amarna Period was a period in Ancient Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty. It was known best through the reign of Amenhotep IV (who later changed his name to Akhenaten) who changed the Egyptian religion into praying to Aten more than any other god. Some other major rulers during this period was Amenhotep III, and Tutankhamun.
Art in the Amarna Period
Art during the Amarna Period usually portrayed people as sickly and not strong. This was a drastic change from the usual cannon of proportions of earlier periods. Also, art was depicted in a more feminine way then before with a lot more activity in paintings.
Architecture
A lot of the architecture from this period did not survive because they didn’t use very good bricks. The temples from this period were very different, they contained a lot of altars, no closing doors, sanctuaries open to the sun, and smaller.
Small Aten Temple-
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Sculpture
Sculptures in the Amarna Period were very different than any other period in Ancient Egypt. Because of their certain distinct features you could easily tell them apart. They had a very narrow neck, scrony arms, with large ears and thighs.
Akhenhaten-
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Two of Akhenaten’s daughters-
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarna_art
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/akhenaten_01.shtml
http://www.heptune.com/art.html
By: Jamie Morecraft