Origin of tempera
Examples from the Web for tempera
Historical Examples of tempera
All these are wholly in the service of the Church, and are painted in fresco on plaster or in tempera on wood.Barbara's Heritage
Deristhe L. Hoyt
Will you kindly advise me on the tempera, of which I send a tube?The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton
Mrs. Russell Barrington
He painted in tempera only, and is seen to most advantage in subject pictures of moderate size.
Mrs. Stokes writes me that she has taken great interest in the revival of tempera painting in recent years.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.
Clara Erskine Clement
The picture, originally painted in tempera, has suffered much from later repaints in oil, rendering exact judgment difficult.
- any emulsion used as a painting medium, with casein, glue, wax, etc, as a base
- the paint made from mixing this with pigment
Word Origin for tempera
1832, from Italian tempera (in phrase pingere a tempera), from temperare "to mix colors, temper," from Latin temperare "to mix" (see temper (v.)).