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Ancient History of Egypt

Ancient History of Egypt According to ancient records the Dynastic period began with the unification of Egypt by King Menes after he successfully subdued the north and united both parts of the land into one kingdom.The Dynasty that he founded together with the one after it constitutes the Archaic Period. During this period a new type of government and court was created...

Modern Arts in Egypt

Modern Arts in Egypt Egypt with its political, intellectual and ancient history is considered the cultural capital of the Arab world. Egypt has a variety of modern cultural institutions such as Cairo Opera House, the National Puppet Theater, the Pocket Theater, the National Symphony, the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art apart from the rest of the country's many museums...

Islamic Arts in Egypt

Islamic Arts in Egypt The expansion of the Arabs as a power in the 7th century AD was no gradual rise through ascending cultural levels, but a sudden eruption into the heartland of two of the greatest civilizations at the time. Persia and Byzantium The former was conquered completely and of the latter, a great portion was claimed. Thus virtually at a strike, the Arabs...

Coptic Arts in Egypt

Coptic Arts in Egypt The history of Christian art in Egypt may be divided into two periods presenting entirely different characteristics. The first extends from the beginning of the fourth century to the Arab conquest (640-642), the second from that date to the present time. During the first period, Egypt was a province of the Byzantine Empire in the domain of art....

Ancient Arts in Egypt

Ancient Arts in Egypt Art flourished and played a vital role in shaping the ancient Egyptian culture, though art for 'arts sake' as its known today did not exist in ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptian conceived art as a mean of translating his religious experience into a visual form. Thus all forms of art - sculpture in the round, relief and painting - mainly possessed...

Tanzania - Tingatinga Arts Exhibitions

Tingatinga arts have participated in many exhibitions and festivals in the country like those organized by The village Museum, National Museum of Tanzania, Mwalimu Nyerere arts and Crafts Centre, Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair and Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre in Arusha. This was before and after being recognized in 1971 by The National...

Tanzania - Tingatinga Arts Achievement

Acknowledgement Our special thanks goes to the Tanzania-Swiss Trust Fund, the Swiss Foundation for Culture PRO HELVETIA and SWISSAIR for their funding. Many more institutions and people have contributed to the promotion of Tingatinga Art leading to the publication of the book titled “Tingatinga Cooperative Society”. We wish to pay a special...

Tanzania Art 2000 - Forword

At the present time, the art in Tanzania is like the blood in your body, you do not see it and pay no attention to it, but it makes you alive and bursts in your veins whenever you become emotional. Actually, and to your own dismay, you only notice it when you happen to bleed, ¦that is, when another artist dies. Societies willingly modern tend to...

Art and Artists in Tanzania

Tanzania is known world-wide for unique arts especially the Tingatinga paintings and Makonde wood carvings. Art works define social relations between people and are used for various cultural activities. Masks for example are used during initiation ceremonies for youth in some ethnic groups in Tanzania. They are also used as visual teaching aids to...

Art in Tanzania 2000

Art is absurd - Art is apostasy - Art is heresy - Art is sedition: the razor s edge: the cutting apart of truth from illusion, of justice from hypocrisy, of courage from servitude. We are now living in the post-colonial, post-modernist era of the new millennium. The era of reality of the “Son of man” so to speak and the tragedy of the past...

Culture of South Africa

Blending Western technology with indigenous technology, Western traditions with African and Asian traditions, South Africa is a study in contrasts. It also provides lessons in how cultures can sometimes blend, sometimes collide: for example, within a short distance of one another can be found the villas of South Africa's white elite and the tar-...