The Art of Encaustic Painting

The Art of Encaustic Painting

Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax

Book - 2001
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Encaustic is a waxed-based painting medium characterized by luminous color and a lush surface. It's an ancient art, dating as far back as Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, and today is enjoying a revival.

Here is the first comprehensive guide available on mastering this beautiful yet demanding medium. In The Art of Encaustic Painting , readers will learn surefire ways to achieve vibrant color and create surfaces that look as light as a wash or as densely textured as impasto. They will see how to produce effects from abstract to figurative to minimal. Finally, they will discover dozens of clear, step-by-step directions detailing how to use these various encaustic techniques in their own art.

This remarkable reference also includes 200 attractive full-color photographs of the author's own work, as well as stunning examples by such premier encaustic artists as Jasper Johns, Arthur Dove, and Nancy Graves.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001
ISBN: 9780823002832
0823002837
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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