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a painting produced using this paint
a wax-based paint that is fixed in place by heating
{a} relating to enamelling or painting with burnt wax
The art or technique of painting with hot wax colors that are fused after application into a continuous layer and fixed to a surface
paint based on wax
Prepared by means of heat; burned in
Tile decorated with colored clays inlaid and fired Also colored tile laid in a wall or floor to form a pattern
{i} painting made using the encaustic technique, painting made by heating wax-based paints and fusing them together onto a surface (Art)
Earthenware tiles patterned with inlays of coloured clay They date back to medieval times when they were used for church floors The tiles were made by moulds and then fired Coloured slips were then poured in to form the pattern and the tiles were fired one final time They were used extensively in Victorian and Edwardian floors Victorian rooms tend to have more lavish designs based on Gothic Revival patterns, whereas Edwardian floors have more simple geometric patterns in monochrome, beige, and terracotta The process hasn't changed much to this day
The method of painting in heated wax, or in any way where heat is used to fix the colors
An ancient technique of mixing paint with hot wax
Encaustic paint employs wax as a binding medium, and in this method of painting with wax, heat is used to liquefy the colour and drive it into the ground The term 'encaustic' is derived from a Greek word meaning 'burnt in' Encaustic materials will adhere to anything, but they work best on a lean ground Gesso panels make good supports for encaustic painting The encaustic technique is traditionally associated with wall painting Its colour values are similar to those of oil paints, but at the same time, if this material is used in a particular way, it can produce soft pastel-like colour effects Used extensively in the Ancient and Classical world, encaustic painting is believed to have been perfected by a painter of the 4th century B C called Pusanias The earliest surviving examples of encaustic painting are mummy portraits from Faiyum in Egypt
A painting technique using molten wax colored by pigments
fine arts, wax painting - A hot wax method of painting The process of painting on a surface with paints created by mixing dry pigment with molten wax (typically refined white beeswax) with the addition of varying amounts of Damar varnish A warm working palette is employed when applying the encaustic method The ability to manipulate the surface of the wax, creating any texture imagined, and limitless color combinations make this form of painting particularly interesting The final treatment to the encaustic painting, called 'burning in' (the meaning of the word 'encaustic') is achieved by passing a heat source over the completed painting, essentially fusing the layers together A light polish with a clean rag brings the surface to a smooth, satin finish Encaustic wax paintings are generally applied using brushes and palette knives
a paint consisting of pigment mixed with melted beeswax; it is fixed with heat after application
{s} pertaining to a painting technique in which wax-based paints are heated and fused together onto a surface (Art)
plural of encaustic





    [ in-'ko-stik ] (noun.) 1601. encaustic, adjective, from Latin encausticus, from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein to burn in, from en- + kaiein to burn.

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