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Original Ink, oil and pigment paintings preserved under encaustic wax on birch panel ready to hang.

Depicts Adam and Eve and has a leaf suspended between the two,as the original sin

One of a possible set, can be purchased individually

Encaustic, meaning “to burn in or fuse”, is an ancient painting medium first practiced by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century B.C. The oldest known pigment binder, encaustic combines molten beeswax with dry pigment and tree resin. Encaustic is impervious to moisture. In ancient Greece, this main preservation property of encaustic was instrumental for weatherproofing Greek ships. Pigmenting the wax also gave rise to the decorating of ships with iconography. Greeks that settled in Egypt adapted the funerary customs of honouring the dead by painting a portrait of the deceased in the prime of life or after death to be placed over the person’s mummy. Most notably known as the “Fayum Portraits”, these are the only surviving encaustic paintings from ancient times that are 3,500 years old, some of which are part of the Egyptian collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and museums around the world.
Leonardo and others attempted unsuccessfully to revive the technique. Later, the 20th century saw a major resurgence of encaustic with the work of Diego Rivera and American Pop artist Jasper Johns and a few others.
Pablo Picasso, James Ensor, Klee, Arshile Gorky and David Hockney and Karen Chappelow 😊

Adam Eve and the leaf

Karen Chappelow

AUD$310
Size: 30w x 23h x 4d cms
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Ink, oil and pigment preserved under encaustic wax on birch panel

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Original Ink, oil and pigment paintings preserved under encaustic wax on birch panel ready to hang.

Depicts Adam and Eve and has a leaf suspended between the two,as the original sin

One of a possible set, can be purchased individually

Encaustic, meaning “to burn in or fuse”, is an ancient painting medium first practiced by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century B.C. The oldest known pigment binder, encaustic combines molten beeswax with dry pigment and tree resin. Encaustic is impervious to moisture. In ancient Greece, this main preservation property of encaustic was instrumental for weatherproofing Greek ships. Pigmenting the wax also gave rise to the decorating of ships with iconography. Greeks that settled in Egypt adapted the funerary customs of honouring the dead by painting a portrait of the deceased in the prime of life or after death to be placed over the person’s mummy. Most notably known as the “Fayum Portraits”, these are the only surviving encaustic paintings from ancient times that are 3,500 years old, some of which are part of the Egyptian collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and museums around the world.
Leonardo and others attempted unsuccessfully to revive the technique. Later, the 20th century saw a major resurgence of encaustic with the work of Diego Rivera and American Pop artist Jasper Johns and a few others.
Pablo Picasso, James Ensor, Klee, Arshile Gorky and David Hockney and Karen Chappelow 😊