Tag Archives: Art

Egypt

Pyramids, monuments, Cleopatra, and Nile River are some of the things I think about when I think of Egypt. Egypt is one of the oldest civiliations in the world going back to 3100 BC. Full of visual beauty and history, Egypt is definitely a country that you can never forget.

Beauty has been a big part of the Egyptian culture by looking at historical evidence. You see many images of the Egyptian people with perfect hair, dark eyes and beautiful clothing. They were definitely credited for their beauty rituals. However, this was not only used to look beautiful, it was a way to protect themselves from the climate which consisted of harsh sun. They used many types of oils, scrubs, makeup and perfumes to protect themselves. Cleanliness was very important, having hair in unnecessary areas considered to be unclean and a sign of impurity.

Egyptians are known for using body scrubs which helps to fully clean the body of any access dirt, dried skin and oils. A scrub made out of honey, natron (you can also use baking soda) and Eygptian salt (bath salts or Dead Sea salt) are added together to create a paste. The paste is then rubbed into the body and now you should have nice exfoliated skin!

I’ve loved that almond eye that ancient Eyptians created, now it has evolved into many different makeup looks. I was wondering what they used before such products like MAC charcol eyeliner was created. They used Kohl which, is a mixture of soot and galena. Red ochre was what they used to tint their lips and cheeks, this was a naturally tinted clay. The more makup you had on meant that you were of higher status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willis and I feel like watching Cleopatra now. So tootles till next time!

Elma & Willis

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Alberto Seveso

Randomly today I was surfing the net and ran into Alberta Seveso’s work, I don’t know if you guys have heard of him but I certainty have not. I was looking through his photos and thought this was so unique and interesting. The designs are very colorful and the best part of it is that you are getting two pieces of art in one photo. However, I don’t know how Jean Kilbourne would feel about this, it is objectifying the human body. I do very much like the concept of these photos. I dont know why I havent heard of him because work has been used in the Coolpix advertisements and has graced the cover of ESPN Magazine.

Born in Milan and now living in Rome, Alberta Seveso does not have any formal training nor does he have a degree, his love for creating these pieces of art developed on his own. The illustrator and graphic designer first began with Amiga 1200 and Delux Paint he was then introduced to Photoshop and has been using it ever since. On his website he keeps his biography short but definitely check it out. http://www.burdu976.com

Here take a look at some of his work. Enjoy!

Elma 🙂