An artist working with traditional materials will use them in accepted ways or, through experimenta tion, will discover new methods. With perception these new methods may be brought to unique and inno vative statement. This paper provides a short history of the ancient technique of painting known as encaustic? it contains a brief summary of certain contemporary artists' uses of encaustic; and, finally, it gives this writer's own contribution of a new concept for painting with encaustic. When the artist utilizes a more intensive burning-in of the colors, it is possible for encaustic to project a totally unique and independent image among the fine art techniques.
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Lapham, Miriam S., "Encaustic Painting Revisited" (1980). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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