Encaustic. A method of painting which uses pigments melted with resin and wax, mostly beeswax, and fixed or fused to the painting support with heat. Greek artists were painting with encaustic as long as the 5th century B.C.

Mummy Portrait (detail) (100-300 AD)

Related Terms: Medium, Pigment, Binder, Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Tempera, Watercolor, Fresco, Gouache.

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