Reference : Amarna Art
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Amarna Art
English
[fr] Art amarnien
[de] Amarna Kunst
Laboury, Dimitri mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences historiques > Archéologie égyptienne >]
7-Mar-2011
UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology
[en] Encyclopédie d'Égyptologie de l'University of California - Los Angeles
Cooney, Kara mailto
Wendrich, Willeke mailto
UCLA
18 pages
Yes
Los Angeles
USA
[en] Ancient Egypt ; Amarna ; Akhnaten
[en] The art that developed in the reign of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten, known as “Amarna art,” has
largely been considered revolutionary in the history of ancient Egyptian art. As such, it has
been the subject of much debate and has generated numerous theories, often contradictory or
controversial, and, in fact, deeply influenced by the history of its modern reception. Nevertheless,
the remaining evidence still permits us to investigate Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten’s conception of
images and art, as well as the artistic evolution under his reign. From a hermeneutic point of view,
Amarna art can be interpreted as a multi-causal phenomenon, involving an internal evolution of
18th Dynasty society and art, pharaoh-centrism, and purely aesthetic factors.
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Short Citation:
Laboury 2011, Amarna Art. UEE.
Full Citation:
Laboury, Dimitri, 2011, Amarna Art. In Kara Cooney, Willeke Wendrich (eds.), UCLA Encyclopedia of
Egyptology, Los Angeles. http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0026vj6m

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