Origin of tempera
Words nearby tempera
How to use tempera in a sentence
We have heard indigo complained of as a fugitive colour; Cennino mentions it for skies with a tempera of glue.
It is executed in tempera upon the wall of the church, close to the principal entrance.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
It is painted in tempera on linen cloth attached to wood, and even in Vasari's day its preservation was deemed remarkable.
Unlike Perugino, he never mastered the use of oil, but painted in tempera.
The objection to tempera, so far at any rate as northern countries were concerned, was that it suffered from the damp.
British Dictionary definitions for tempera
- any emulsion used as a painting medium, with casein, glue, wax, etc, as a base
- the paint made from mixing this with pigment