Google honors Howard Carter with a nice „tomb-doodle“ (May 9th, 2012). Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist. He discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Howard Carter was born in London, 138 years ago. As a talented artist he was sent out to Egypt to assist in the excavation of Middle Kingdom tombs. On 29 November 1922, Carter opened Tutankhamun’s tomb. It is the most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. Carter died 17 years later, 1939 at the age of 64.Here the Howard Carter Doodle:
Howard Carter Google Doodle (youTube)
„In 1891, at the age of 17, a talented young artist, he was sent out by the Egypt Exploration Fund to assist Percy Newberry in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan. Even at that young age he was innovative in improving the methods of copying tomb decoration. In 1892 he worked under the tutelage of Flinders Petrie for one season at Amarna, the capital founded by the pharaoh Akhenaten. From 1894 to 1899 he then worked with Édouard Naville at Deir el-Bahari, where he recorded the wall reliefs in the temple of Hatshepsut.“ (source: Wikipedia – Howard Carter)
Tutankhamunwas the son of Akhenaten who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He is especially noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, which is sometimes described as monotheistic or henotheistic.
The woman of was Nefertiti. I painted her as a speedpainting…
NEFERTITI – Beautiful queen speed painting (2007, digital painting)
… and as giraffe-cartoon :-)
Unfortuantely I have never painted Howard Carter :-(