La Macina di San Cresci


Egg tempera

The course aims to rediscover the ancient technique of painting with egg tempera .By "tempera" we mean a coloured paste

obtained by mixing pigments with glues (binders) like egg, fig milk, waxes or other water soluble substances. In the mid-15th century this technique slowly began to include oily components, gradually coming to resemble what we now know as oil painting.The laboratory's aim is to teach students to create a work of art using the old method of mixing pigment with a natural binder (an egg), revisiting the places where the techniques were developed and tracing the technique's historical development.The actual working materials and tools will be used during the course, as well as the basic elements of painting technique.

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