Atik art of painting by fabrics

Atik art of painting by fabrics

Atik art of painting by fabrics

In the dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron we read: “Batik, the method of dyeing cotton fabrics, first applied by the natives on the island of Java, from there transferred to other countries of Asia, and in modern times became widespread in Europe.” This method generally consists in the fact that after the contours of the pattern are applied to the fabric, all the places that should remain unpainted are covered with wax, then after the fabric is dipped into the dye tank and the ink is perceived, the wax is removed.

Products made of batik handmade on natural silk (chiffon, crepe de Chine) are exclusive works, this is a rarity. They are extravagant and at the same time practical; they can not only be worn, but also simply enjoy their appearance, gaining aesthetic pleasure. Modern techniques of painting the fabric are very diverse. Batik absorbed the features and artistic techniques of many fine arts – watercolors, pastels, graphics, stained glass, mosaics. Significant simplification of the methods of painting in comparison with traditional techniques and the variety of special means allows you to paint various details of clothing, interior items, paintings on silk, even for those who have never before been engaged in fabric design.
Authors: Nadezhda Sokolova, Victoria Strelets, Lyudmila Zamkovaya, G.F. Vasilyeva, Lyubov Toscheva, Yaroslav Kuznetsov, Alla Rassolova, Yuliya Pravdohina, Oksana Zaika, Alexandra Podozerova, Elena Ivanova, Alisa Mayskaya, Annette Loginova, Larisa Lukash, Vasily Yarmin and others.