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Pictorial technique, where the egg is used to fix pigments. Depending to the regions
and the ages, either the yellow of the egg, or the egg in its integer is used.
Furthermore, animal glue or oil is associated to the egg, to modify
qualities of this medium.

Traditionally, the tempera is applied on gesso (preparation containing chalk
and animal glue, applied hot.) Gesso is sanded very carefully,
and in this way the base can also receive gilding to the sheet.

This technique was very widespread before the arrival of the oil painting.
It is systematically used for the realization of Icons.

Restoration a tempera
Violins cases decorated with the a tempera technique
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