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.
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.
The APPEAR Project brought some amazing new insights into these techniques, due to which there'll be changes to my presentation within this year. Until the insights are published and the findings experimentally re-created, all this here stays the same, in a "cat state" of sorts.
Early in June 2023, my facebook account was hacked and FB decided to cuddle up with the hacker rather than me. So I had to establish a new account and, as I could no longer care for my "Pictor" Page, I had to set up a new one, too. It's called "Pictor II" and you can reach it here.
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.