Beeswax has a long tradition in art and is used in various techniques.
One popular method is encaustic, in which melted beeswax and dammar resin are mixed with colour pigments and then applied to a surface. The wax layer can then be worked and textured with heat or tools.
Encaustic painting was practised in antiquity and experienced a revival in modern times. The wax gives the artwork a special depth, transparency and texture. It can be used on various surfaces such as wood, canvas or paper.
Furthermore, beeswax is also used to preserve works of art. It is applied as a protective layer on paintings and sculptures to protect them from external influences.
As an art medium, it allows various techniques to be explored, including layering, scratching, burning and other forms of manipulation of the wax. It can be used on various substrates such as canvas, wood, paper or even three-dimensional objects.
The unique properties of beeswax, such as its natural sheen, soothing scent and ability to intensify colours, make the works a unique and sensual experience.