Kay Hartung’s “Bio Patterns 18” is a 20 x 20 x 1.5 inch encaustic painting composed of transparent layers depicting microscopic forms on a richly patterned background. In colors of green, white, yellow and orange, the transparent layers create a
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Kay Hartung
Bio Patterns 18

2018

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Kay Hartung’s “Bio Patterns 18” is a 20 x 20 x 1.5 inch encaustic painting composed of transparent layers depicting microscopic forms on a richly patterned background. In colors of green, white, yellow and orange, the transparent layers create a sense of luminous depth. The painting is unframed and signed by the artist on the reverse of the cradled wood panel. Encaustic painting, a technique used by the ancient Greeks, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. Encaustic is among the most beautiful of all artists' paints, and is as versatile as any 21st century medium. Due to the fact that beeswax is impervious to moisture, encaustic is incredibly durable; it will not deteriorate, yellow, or darken over time, eliminating the need for protective varnish or glass. Kay Hartung is a Boston, Massachusetts area artist interested in the intersection of art and science, particularly the microscopic world. Her work has been included in exhibitions throughout the country and is in both private and corporate collections.

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  • Dimensions
    H 20 in. x W 20 in. x D 1.5 in.H 50.8 cm x W 50.8 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU50034173721
  • Seller Reference Number
    Hartung_Bio Patterns 18
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