Tempera



noun
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 painting executed in this technique.
3.
a water paint used in this technique in which the egg-water or egg-oil emulsion is used as a binder.
Compare distemper2 (defs 1, 2).
noun
1.
a painting medium for powdered pigments, consisting usually of egg yolk and water
2.

any emulsion used as a painting medium, with casein, glue, wax, etc, as a base
the paint made from mixing this with pigment

3.
the technique of painting with tempera

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