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Jonathan Deutsch
Kinnelon , New Jersey - United States
Oil Painting - Still Lifes

I enjoy painting with oil, water, acrylic and encaustic. I am also a printmaker.
phone: 973 727 9775
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Encaustic Painting
Many artists have employed this technique, which dates back thousands of years. The ancient Greeks are believed to be the originators of the process. Around the fourth or fifth century B.C. the Greeks used heated wax to waterproof their chips. They liked the effect and began using it with their sculptures and in paintings. Some of the earliest pieces that we still have are from the Fayum funeral portraits. These portraits were painted by Greek artists working in Egypt. The wealthy Egyptians had encaustic portraits of their deceased relatives painted on the sarcophagus, which held the mumy. Artists in more recent years, including Vincent van Gogh, Picasso, Klee, Arshile Gorky, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Hockney, Diego Rivera, Julian Schnabel, Roy Lichtenstein, Roual Karl Zerbe, Mimoo Paladino and David Aronson have utilized this method as well.

Paired Up - Encaustic - 12 x 12 inches - $650

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