While hot wax painting or encaustic painting is a well-known painting tradition made using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added, the use of wax in modelling and other creative forms like candle making has been gaining popularity in the last forty years prolifically. Experimentation and innovation are a hallmark of this art form using wax and contemporary artists have often used architectural and geometric designs into their creations.
Candle Making: Candle Making is a popular hobby today – most people relate to candles positively and it is becoming an essential item for decoration. Candle making is fairly easy and makes for great gifts that can be given away.
Wax Sculptures: Today a number of wax museum consisting wax sculptures representing famous people from history and contemporary personalities exhibited in lifelike poses have become popular tourist attraction. Whether it is elaborate candle designs or beautiful structures – wax works finds resonance among aspiring artists across the world.
Trivia: The origin of Wax museums can be credited to Marie Tussaud, who traveled Europe with wax sculptures in the late 18th century. Madame Tussauds, in London, is the most famous name associated with wax museums.