encaustic


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encaustic,

painting medium in which the binder for the pigment is wax or wax and resin. Examples of encaustic tomb portraits from Roman Egypt bear witness to the durability of the medium, which is thought to have been widely used in ancient times. Pliny describes the process in which hot liquid colors were applied to the wall by means of heated irons. The technique was briefly revived in the 19th cent. and is now used by a number of contemporary artists.

encaustic

[en′kȯs·tik]
(graphic arts)
A method of painting in which the pigment is carried in hot wax.

encaustic

1. Painted with a mixture of a paint solution and wax which, after application, is set by heat.
2. Colors which have been applied to brick, glass, porcelain, and tile and set by the application of heat.
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Discuss the difference between encaustic painting and watercolor.
The Hall is home to one of the finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor in the world.
With a love of art since her childhood, Tewksbury has experimented with different art mediums, and fell in love with the encaustic technique later on in life.
This, added to his choice of "genres"--hidden-in-plain-sight figures such as flags, alphabets, and numbers--all dotingly painted in encaustic (and superbly drawn, too, mustn't forget drawing, as Johns's gift is preeminently graphic), was noteworthy from the outset.
Encaustic is an ancient painting process that has found new interest among some contemporary artists.
There is much variety with oils, acrylics, watercolours, encaustic (wax) art and Philip Horn's interesting woodwork, which includes a wheelbarrow and a Noah's Ark.
The pieces are made through the encaustic wax process, one of the oldest and most labor-intensive art mediums.
Mummy portraits of Rome and Egypt serve as the earliest examples of encaustic painting.
There is an entrance hall with original encaustic tiled floor and unique winged lion light fitting on the staircase newel post.
We will be doing encaustic art, which is creating pictures of wax with a warm iron, rubber stamping, willow weaving and glass painting,' she says.
I decided to try using encaustic to color the Model Magic portraits.
The main door in the south face leads to the Vestibule or Entrance Hall, which has a floor of encaustic tiles which depict the arms of Liverpool.