The Art of Encaustic Painting

Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax

Mattera, Joanne

(Book - 2001)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Art of Encaustic Painting
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: 0823002837
Branch Call Number: 751.46 M435a 2001
Characteristics: 144 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm


From Library Staff

Winter is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby. This book offers a great combination of history, technique and inspiration to help you get started painting with wax.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at MCL


Powered by BiblioCommons.
app07 Version musli Last updated 2015/02/24 14:10