Tempera


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 advantage of tempera is that it is fast drying and produces brilliant colors and clear, sharp outlines. The disadvantage is that it is an opaque medium that does not lend itself to transparent effects. Once oils were introduced, many 15th- and 16th-century masters used oil overlays over a tempera underpainting to achieve both the luminosity of oil paints and the precision of tempera.

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  • Tempera — Tempera …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • 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

  • tempera (a) — ⇒TEMPERA, subst. fém.; TEMPERA (A), loc. adj. et adv. BEAUX ARTS (peint.) A. ,,Technique de peinture très ancienne, utilisant comme agglutinant du blanc ou du jaune d œuf ou parfois le blanc et le jaune d œuf mélangés (BÉG. Dessin 1978). Synon.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tempera — (a) [ atɑ̃pera ] loc. adj. • 1884; mots it. « à détrempe » ♦ Peint. Se dit d une couleur délayée dans de l eau additionnée d un agglutinant (gomme, colle, œuf), et du procédé de peinture avec cette couleur. ⇒ 1. détrempe. Loc. adv. Peindre a… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tempera\ a — tempera (a) [ atɑ̃pera ] loc. adj. • 1884; mots it. « à détrempe » ♦ Peint. Se dit d une couleur délayée dans de l eau additionnée d un agglutinant (gomme, colle, œuf), et du procédé de peinture avec cette couleur. ⇒ 1. détrempe. Loc. adv.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tempera — 1832, from It. tempera (in phrase pingere a tempera), from temperare to mix colors, temper, from L. temperare to mix (see TEMPER (Cf. temper)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tempera — |é| s. f. [Portugal: Minho] Têmpera; sova.   • Confrontar: têmpera …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • têmpera — s. f. 1. Ato de temperar ou dar consistência ao ferro ou ao aço. 2. Dureza e flexibilidade que os metais adquirem com essa operação. 3. Banho em que se dá a têmpera aos metais. 4.  [Figurado] Modo, gosto, estilo. 5. Força, vigor. 6. Disposição… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 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 — Tempera, s. A tempera …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • tempera — tȅmpera ž DEFINICIJA lik. 1. boja u prahu razrijeđena otopinom ljepila uz dodatak vezivnih sredstava (žutanjak, bjelanjak, ocat, sintetička veziva i sl.) te dodatno razrijeđena vodom (tako pripremljenu voda više ne rastvara) 2. meton. a. slika… …   Hrvatski jezični portal


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