Easter Exhibition in Encaustic
12 April, 2012
Easter Exhibition in Encaustic

On April 4, Tbilisi History Museum Karvasla hosted the opening of Valeri Mikava’s personal exhibition. The exposition called “Encaustic” is dedicated to the Easter festivity. 

 

The exposition is distinguished by the fact that there are not so many painters working in Encaustic in Georgia. Valeri Mikava is a painter who has been painting in this technique for the last fifteen years. This particular display under the name “Encaustic” represents icons as well as landscapes featuring religious themes, all performed in the

technique of encaustic. There are few oil paintings as well. “I prepare the paints myself. I did my first diploma exactly in this direction as a painter. It is not a new know-how for Georgia. However, we are among the few who work regularly in encaustic,” painter commented exclusively for Georgian Journal.

Encaustic painting involves beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to the surface—usually, specially prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are also frequently used. If we go back to the history of Encaustic, we will discover that this technique was generally used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt in around 100-300 AD, in the Blachernitissa and other early icons, as well as in many works of the 20th century American artists, including Jasper Johns and Fernando Leal Audirac.

Mr. Mikava covers a wide range of themes in his creative works, beginning from icons and ending with other religious scenes, rendered in traditional artistic forms. The exhibition showcases icons of Saint Mary, Jesus Christ, Saint George, as well as “Childhood of Jesus”, “the Woman and Lion”, “the Fish” and many others. The technique applied by the author is rather diverse. Valeri Mikava painted the murals in three temples located in Tbilisi, Guria and Imereti regions.  He is the graduate of Tbilisi Academy of Art; presently he heads the Laboratory of Painting Technology where he delivers lectures as well.

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