Reconstructing Ancient Egyptian Masterpieces

Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2001

A slide presentation on new techniques for reconstructing ancient temple illustrations with archaeological and scientific accuracy.

Floyd Chapman

A twenty year member of the ESS, Floyd Chapman is a digital archaeological illustrator and epigrapher, specializing in the art of the ancient world in general and the art of ancient Egypt specifically. His specialty is doing full color reconstructions of Egyptian temple and tomb scenes that have lost most or all of their original color, so that you can see how they were originally painted. He has been studying the techniques of the ancient masters for the last 22 years in order to be able to reconstruct their art.

In addition to being trained in fine arts, he was educated as a cultural anthropologist and ancient historian. He is a multimedia graphic design professor at Front Range Community College and President of the Amarna Research Foundation.