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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Different colours of clay were used to create an encaustic tile, meaning the design is created within the tile itself so it lasts for years.
Caption: Helene Appel, Beinschelbe (Hind Shin Cross Cut), 2014, encaustic and oil on linen, 6 3 / 4 x 6".
Their earliest tiles, starting in the 1840s, were encaustic.
When a student, aged 17, Stair visited the Cathedral and was inspired by the carpet of 13th-century encaustic tiles lining the pilgrim way to the Shrine of St Swithun.
Stone is easier to replicate - modern encaustic tiles are very similar to Victorian ones, for example, and some companies specialise in laying them in intricate designs that match original ones.
Inspired by lyrics from a favorite song and cross-sectional, low-resolution micrographic images of mushrooms, I created this mixed-media piece using wax-based encaustic, oil paint, colored pencil, and oil pastel.
At the interior, elaborate woodwork was polished and conserved; original encaustic tile floors restored; leaded glass repaired; and lost features such as polychrome plaster moldings, wall coverings, textiles, and millwork recreated based on physical and documentary evidence, to create a tapestry-like unity of spaces in a project that took the owners and architect David Scott Parker a decade to complete.
Alban's, Encaustic Memorial Tiles of the 19th Century
And, taking full advantage of the bee's bounty, Marina started to feed her artistic soul by painting with heated beeswax in a technique known as encaustic painting.
Encaustic Mixed Media offers something new to the crafts shelf: the perspective that art supplies need not be limited to crafts stores.
23-MAY 26 Wax: Medium Meets Message features artists working in encaustic, at the Morean Arts Center.
She produces works of art with a painting style called encaustic, involving the use of a special heated medium to create her works of art with propane torches and heat guns.