Encaustic art : the complete guide to creating fine art with wax

by Rankin, Lissa, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2010
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With a history that stretches back to the hauntingly beautiful mummy portraits of Greco-Roman Egypt, encaustic art is now enjoying a renewal of popularity among artists and art lovers alike. Today, museums are staging exhibitions of encaustic art, workshops in the technique are thriving, and art collectors and dealers are assimilating encaustic art into their collections and galleries.

The word encaustic is taken from the Greek and means "to burn in." In the encaustic process, pigmented wax is applied and then fused to a surface with heat. The result is a broad range of surface effects and a luminous translucency that is unique to the encaustic medium. Encaustic Art is a complete resource for artists who wish to learn to create fine art with wax. It features step-by-step techniques with easy-to-understand instructions and detailed illustrations, stunning examples of encaustic works of art (including sculpture), along with practical advice and thoughtful aesthetic observations from more than 60 professional artists working in the encaustic medium.
Additional Information
Subjects Encaustic painting -- Technique.
Publisher New York :Watson-Guptill Publications,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780823099283 (alk. paper)
0823099288 (alk. paper)
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