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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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Encaustic paintings use the ancient technique of combining melted beeswax, resin, and pigments to create a surface that can be built up to make translucent and textured layers.
We're fortunate that faculty member JoAnne Mattera, an acknowledged expert on encaustic painting, will be providing hands-on demonstrations and leadership for this international conference.
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All are coated with wax in a process called encaustic painting - a medieval technique that has enjoyed a great resurgence in recent years.
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If you are interested in experimenting with encaustic painting, this video will serve as a mini-course imparting basic information and usage suggestions.
When I started to make objects--I'm thinking here of my early encaustic paintings -1 thought in terms of the length of my arm and then later my height and how wide the brushstroke was or how wide my body was.
Many are encaustic paintings on wooden panels and celebrate a syncretic culture in which Egyptians wear the latest fashions, hairstyles and jewellery from Rome and are depicted in the naturalistic Hellenistic tradition in the first two centuries AD, in portraits, which adorned their mummies in the last centuries of this Pharaonic tradition.
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