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November 10, 2005

Oil + Wax- Art League of Northern California Exhibition

I attended the opening night of Oil + Wax this weekend, an encaustic art exhibition put on by the Art League of Northern California. For those unfamiliar with encaustic, it is an ancient technique whereby the artist applies layers of wax and pigments to create a composition. The work may look like a traditional oil painting (at least to my untrained eye), or can be applied to three dimensional objects. This national exhibit with contributions of local artists is excellent. It is located at the League's building in Hamilton in Novato, now thru November 30th.(check their website for directions).

For more:
Fayum Mummy Portraits- An Example of Ancient Encaustic Art from Wikipedia

Example of Fayum Mummy Portraits (Portrait of a young woman, A.D. 110–20 Encaustic on wood; 43.7 x 34 cm (17 1/4 x 13 in.)Royal Museum of Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh)-Source Wikipedia

Posted by Michael O'Connell at November 10, 2005 02:41 PM


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