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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 20 in. x W 20 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 20 in. x W 20 in.
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Kay Hartung
"Bio System 1", abstract, mixed media, encaustic, pastel, microscopic, ochre

2014

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About the Item

Kay Hartung’s “Bio System 1” is a mixed media painting that combines microscopic imagery with scientific symbols in layers of encaustic medium. The energy and activity of art and science are displayed in ochre, greens and rusts, and accented with metallic gold. The abstract painting is 20 x 20 inches on 1.63 inch deep birch panel. The painting is unframed and signed by the artist on the reverse. 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. Hartung is represented by Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.
  • Creator:
    Kay Hartung (1952, American)
  • Creation Year:
    2014
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 20 in (50.8 cm)Width: 20 in (50.8 cm)Depth: 1.63 in (4.15 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: Hartung_Bio System 11stDibs: LU50035218251

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