Note that this lecture is held in the following week due to Friday being a holiday.
Date: 7:30 – 9:00 pm, 10-Apr-2015
Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2
Ancient Egyptian art has a unique and timeless appearance that has captivated people’s imaginations since Egyptology began. Its seemingly raw fortitude and presence communicate a sense of grandeur to the viewer that has given pharaonic civilization a unique ‘flavour’ amoungst art historians. This lecture is meant to survey Egyptian art’s basic principles. By studying the cannons of proportion, composition style and mediums of representation, it is hoped that the attendees will have a greater appreciation of Egyptian art and its influence on some of today’s architecture and artistic styles.
About the speaker:
Nicholas Wernick has a PhD in Egyptian Archaeology from the University of Liverpool’s Dept. of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology and has been a member of the Calgary chapter of the SSEA for over 10 years. His research interests are primarily focused on New Kingdom Egyptian warfare, ancient logistics, cultural interactions in the LBA Levant, and technology transfer in the ancient eastern Mediterranean. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Wernick also holds degrees and certifications in computer information systems.
Room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.