Picture This! Exploring the Conventions and Evolution of 2 Dimensional Art in ancient Egypt


Sarah Griffiths

The painted figures and scenes in ancient Egyptian art look both natural and pleasing to the eye, but on closer inspection, nothing is quite as it seems! In this study day we will follow the development of Egyptian 2-dimensional art from the mysterious prehistoric rock figures to the stunning tomb decorations and temple reliefs of the Pharaonic era. We will admire some of the most amazing artwork the world has ever seen, and then zoom in to investigate the tiniest details, picking out the conventions used to translate 3-dimensional figures onto 2-dimensional space, and uncovering the deeper meaning and symbolism behind a style of art that remained consistent for thousands of years.

Dayschool: Saturday, 22nd October 2016 Time: 10.30am– 4.30pm.

Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street,
Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 6 40

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Sarah Griffiths, 66 Kendall Road, Manchester, M8 4NF
email: sarahgwen1@hotmail.com phone: 07597 902822