Monday, 4 February 2019

Egg tempera technique

The Egg Tempera technique has been widely used up until the 15th century where it gradually got replaced by the use of oil as a binder instead of egg yolk. Egg Tempera offers water resistance and durability but could only be used on hard panels when oil finally allowed the application on canvas without cracking.

Here is a great video demonstrating how egg tempera paint is made :

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