egg tempera

   A watercolor medium used for permanent, fine works.

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  • egg tempera — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tempera — (also known as egg tempera ) is a type of artist s paint and associated art techniques that were known from the classical world, where it appears to have taken over from encaustic and was the main medium used for panel painting and illuminated… …   Wikipedia

  • Egg yolk — Not to be confused with yoke. An intact yolk surrounded by egg white An egg yolk is a part of an egg which feeds the developing embryo. The egg yolk is suspended in the egg white (known alternatively as albumen or glair/glaire) by one or two… …   Wikipedia

  • tempera — ► NOUN 1) a method of painting with pigments dispersed in an emulsion that mixes with water, typically egg yolk. 2) emulsion used in tempera. ORIGIN from Italian pingere a tempera paint in distemper …   English terms dictionary

  • Tempera — Tem pe*ra, n. [It.] (Paint.) A mode or process of painting; distemper. [1913 Webster] Note: The term is applied especially to early Italian painting, common vehicles of which were yolk of egg, yolk and white of egg mixed together, the white juice …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tempera — [tem′pər ə] n. [It < temperare < L: see TEMPER] 1. a) a process of painting in which pigments are mixed with size, casein, or egg, esp. egg yolk, to produce a dull finish b) the paint used in this process 2. POSTER COLOR …   English World dictionary

  • tempera painting — Painting executed with ground pigment mixed with a water soluble material, such as egg yolk, gum, or wax. The special ground for tempera painting is a rigid wood panel coated with thin layers of gesso, a preparation usually made of plaster of… …   Universalium

  • tempera — /tem peuhr euh/, n. 1. a technique of painting in which an emulsion consisting of water and pure egg yolk or a mixture of egg and oil is used as a binder or medium, characterized by its lean film forming properties and rapid drying rate. 2. a… …   Universalium

  • tempera — tem•per•a [[t]ˈtɛm pər ə[/t]] n. pl. per•as 1) fia a technique of painting in which an emulsion consisting of water and pure egg yolk or a mixture of egg and oil is used as a binder or medium, characterized by its lean film forming properties and …   From formal English to slang

  • Tempera —    A painting medium composed of pigments that are mixed with egg, glue, or casein. Until the introduction of oils in the 15th century, tempera was the medium used for panel painting, normally applied over a smooth coat of white gesso. The… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

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