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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Display the work of the entire class by placing one set next to the other to create a large-scale encaustic work.
There are many qualities that distinguish encaustic - texture, malleability, even aroma - the most obvious is the way it interacts with light, refracting it slightly so that it emanates as a soft glow.
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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.
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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.
Whitmore makes skillful use of encaustic to suggest the helpless animal's corporeality, building up the painting's surface like low-relief sculpture.
Actually, painting with wax ("encaustic art") has a tradition that goes back almost 2,000 years.
There is an entrance hall with original encaustic tiled floor and unique winged lion light fitting on the staircase newel post.
The class had done several drawings using encaustic, a technique used by the ancient Romans for painting with melted wax.