Encaustic painting is an ancient medium invented by the Romans and Greeks.
Made of beeswax, its primary use was to caulk the hulls of ships before it evolved into an art form.
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Painting with beeswax reached its zenith in Egypt where encaustic painting was used to paint the faces
of deceased persons on panel, then inserted into mummies. There are 600 surviving works from 100-300 AD,
a testament to its beauty and longevity through the ages.
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Papers: A smooth 100% acid-free cotton rag, natural white, heavyweight fine art paper. Archival, museum quality. Light fastness rating of 100+ years.
Canvas Prints: Archival, top quality, museum grade canvas. When viewed under proper conditions, you can expect from 100 – 200 years of life .