Category Archives: Art Education

Encaustic Masterclass with Oleg Koulikov

Encaustic painting is an amazing technique dating back as far as the Byzantine period and beyond. It has been used for everything from religious icons to mummy portraits and has only become more versatile throughout the years. The technique involves heating of beeswax to temperatures at which it may be easily manipulated before mixing pigments […]

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Early examples The earliest known marks of ownership of books or documents date from the reign of Amenophis III in Egypt (1391–53 BCE). However, in their modern form, they evolved from simple inscriptions in books which were common in Europe in the Middle Ages, when various other forms of “librarianship” became widespread (such as the […]

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