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1 Encaustic Art History, Medium and Famous Works By Kristen Daniels Next

2 Encaustic is a beeswax based paint that is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel-like finish. Next

3 History of Encaustic Paintings History of Encaustic Paintings Medium Famous Artist and Works. Famous Artist and Works. Self Test

4 Encaustic painting (from the Greek: "burnt in") was an ancient method of fixing pigments with heated wax. It was probably first practiced in Egypt about 3000 BC. History of Encaustic Paintings Next Menu

5 Wax is an excellent preservative of materials. It was from this use that the art of encaustic painting developed. The Greeks applied coatings of wax and pitch to weatherproof their ships. Next Menu Previous

6 Pigmenting the wax gave rise to the decorating of warships and later, merchant ships. Mention is even made by Homer of the painted ships of the Greek warriors who fought at Troy. Next Menu Previous

7 Encaustic paint is simply beeswax, Resin (sap from Pine trees, and pigment. Next Menu Previous

8 Next Menu The Fayum Portraits Best well known historic encaustic work are the Fayum funeral portraits painted in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. by Greek painters in Egypt. Previous (circa)

9 The Fayum Portraits Mummy Case, Egypt, Roman Period, Early 2nd century Mummy of a Greek youth, aged 19-21, named Artemidorus Next Menu Previous Works composed in this medium have proven to last indefinitely.

10 Jasper Johns (American, born 1930) Flag Date: Medium: Encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on plywood, three panels Previous Menu Next

11 Encaustic paint can be used in a variety of styles from natural forms to abstract. Previous Menu Next

12 Encaustic is a versatile material for adhering objects to its Medium. Previous Menu Next

13 Now that you have a better understanding of Encaustic Paintings, lets but your knowledge to Test! Start Menu

14 True or False - Encaustic is a modern method of Fixing pigments with heated wax? True False

15 Super Encaustic is an Ancient method dating back to 3000 BC. Next

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17 True or False- Encaustic paint is a mixture of beeswax, Resin and pigment? True False

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20 True or False- Works composed in Encaustic have proven to last indefinitely? True False

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23 Encaustic painting was first practiced in: A)EuropeEurope B)GreeceGreece C)EgyptEgypt

24 It was first practiced in Egypt with funeral portraits. Next

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26 True or False- Encaustic is from the Greek word melted in? True False

27 Excellent Next Encaustic is from the Greek work burnt in

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30 For More Information on Encaustic Work, Please visit : Art works on slide 11 and 12 by Kristen Daniels Exit


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