Encaustic painting
Encaustic En*caus"tic, a. [L. encausticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to burn in; ? in + ? to burn: cf. F. encaustique. See {Caustic}, and cf. {Ink}.] (Fine Arts) Prepared by means of heat; burned in. [1913 Webster]

{Encaustic painting} (Fine Arts), painting by means of wax with which the colors are combined, and which is afterwards fused with hot irons, thus fixing the colors.

{Encaustic tile} (Fine Arts), an earthenware tile which has a decorative pattern and is not wholly of one color. [1913 Webster]


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  • ENCAUSTIC PAINTING —    an ancient style of decorative art somewhat similar to enamelling, which consisted in overlaying the surface (e. g. of walls) with wax, then inlaying a coloured design, the whole being subsequently polished …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Encaustic tile — Encaustic En*caus tic, a. [L. encausticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to burn in; ? in + ? to burn: cf. F. encaustique. See {Caustic}, and cf. {Ink}.] (Fine Arts) Prepared by means of heat; burned in. [1913 Webster] {Encaustic painting} (Fine Arts), painting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Encaustic tile — For encaustic painting see Encaustic painting Encaustic tiles are ceramic tiles in which the pattern or figure on the surface is not a product of the glaze but of different colors of clay. They are usually of two colors but a tile may be composed …   Wikipedia

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