Art Of Encaustic Painting, The - Contemporary Expression In The Ancient Medium Of Pigmented Wax
Photographs: 200 colour photographs
Encaustic is a waxed-based painting medium characterized byluminous color and a lush surface. It's an ancient art, dating asfar back as Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, and today isenjoying a revival.
Here is the first comprehensive guide available on mastering thisbeautiful yet demanding medium. In The Art of Encaustic Painting,readers will learn surefire ways to achieve vibrant color andcreate surfaces that look as light as a wash or as densely texturedas impasto. They will see how to produce effects from abstract tofigurative to minimal. Finally, they will discover dozens of clear,step-by-step directions detailing how to use these variousencaustic techniques in their own art.
This remarkable reference also includes 200 attractive full-colorphotographs of the author's own work, as well as stunning examplesby such premier encaustic artists as Jasper Johns, Arthur Dove, andNancy Graves.
Includes beautiful examples of artwork by Jasper Johns, ArthurDove, and other encaustic artists
One of the few authoritative books available on this ancient art ofpainting with wax
Includes a comprehensive index of suppliers, encaustic artgalleries, and websites
Joanne Mattera is the author of several books, including NavajoTechniques for Today's Weaver (1975) and Rugweaving: Techniques forTwo Harness (1979), both for Watson-Guptill. She lives in New YorkCity.
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