Untitled (Geometric Abstraction)

Emil Bisttram

Untitled (Geometric Abstraction)

1939

Encaustic on paper

Image size 12 3/8 x 9 inches (314 x 229 mm).

Unique

Keith Sheridan, LLC

Myrtle Beach, SC

843.427.4934

$5,500 - $12,000

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Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, dates back to ancient Greece. Traditionally colored pigments were added were to heated beeswax, the oldest known pigment binder, to create the paint medium. Since heat is not absolutely necessary for this medium, encaustic has come to mean any painting method in which pigment is mixed with beeswax. The encaustic medium, similar in appearance to oil painting, can be applied to any number of surfaces from paper to stone. It allows for a great variety of texture and has the advantage of not yellowing, of weathering well, and of being unaffected by moisture. The final surface may be polished with a soft cloth to create a luminous sheen.