Mural painting

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byFrederick Hamilton Jackson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... encaustic painting Encaustic is a term applied to a mode of painting in which the medium is wax, which was generally mixed with the colours, the final process being the "inustion" or Kavcru, the application of heat, to fuse the colours together. The wax most frequently mentioned as used by the painters of antiquity is "Punic" wax, which was merely wax bleached. The process as described by Dioscorides and Pliny was to expose yellow wax to the air, and then boil it in sea-water to which nitre had been added: the whitest part was taken out with spoons and put into a pot of cold water. It was again boiled in sea-water and again put into cold water. After doing this three times it was dried on rushes in the open air either by sun or moonlight. There were several kinds of encaustic--in the first sticks of coloured wax resins, which were melted by means of heat, were used; in the second they were used cold, softened by the addition of oil, like pastels, and were afterwards worked with heat; and in a third the wax colours were probably used dissolved in an essential oil and applied with a brush. The implements required were--first, a colour box with coloured wax pencils; second, a little stove to melt the wax; third, brushes; fourth, instruments of metal, either iron or bronze, having the form of a spatula and called technically "cestrum " and generically "cauteria." In 1847, at S. M4dard-des-Pr£s in Vendue, some utensils and materials for encaustic painting were found in a tomb. These consisted of a bronze colour-box, several bronze spatulas (cestra), two instruments of rock crystal, one of which contained gold powder mixed with a gummy substance, two brush handles, a palette made of basalt, and several glass bottles and phials filled with...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... encaustic painting Encaustic is a term applied to a mode of painting in which the medium is wax, which was gen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217238572

ISBN - 13:9780217238571

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