A roman painter of the first Century A. D.

WHO’S THIS AND WHAT’S HE DOING THERE??

I am Jan Hochbruck. My impression is that of a Roman painter. There are quite a few words to describe what I'm doing – Reenactment, Living History, even Experimental Archaeology – whatever. I am enthusiastic about Roman arts and colours and I love to study them and doing research on that topic.


YOU MEAN, WALLPAINTINGS AND THE LIKE?

I paint on walls, too, but "al secco" – I simply don't have the time and means to learn the complex plaster techniques of al fresco painting. I'm busy with painting on wooden boards – which, itself, was wide-spread and often-used in antiquity. To be precise, I'm working with Tempera and Encaustic.

 

CAN YOU MAKE A LIVING WITH THAT?

Sadly, no. But I do it nonetheless, in my spare time. This is why my research may not look as swell as by academic standards, but I do my best not to tell any nonsense, and I'm happy about anyone refuting my findings.

 

By the way, I would be happy if somebody else would start painting, too. I'd love to have colleagues.