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Egg Temperas done by Masters

Egg Tempera Fine Art contributs to the international growth and knowledge of the most famous, efficient and refined traditional painting technique called Egg Tempera.

A synoptic virtual Egg Tempera Museum testify of a long and glorious history through a collection of selected Master pieces. An International Art Gallery of contemporary Egg Tempera Painting and Painters for enthusiasts apreciation. Basic informations are available in our pages on the Egg Tempera technique.

The site has been founded by Hugues Delbergue, thanks to James Eddie previous support and friendship. We honour his rare talent and special dedication to his Art.

Egg Tempera in Short

Simple though it is, Egg Tempera is the most powerful and reliable traditional painting medium that nothing can replace. Done with pigments and a medium based on chicken eggs, Egg Tempera painting was of current use until the end of the 15th century when it was displaced by Oil painting. After this oversight time, it expanded since its revival in the 19th century.

Egg Yolk is a simple and soft medium. Colors keep true and fresh. Through time the paint harden and improves. As water evaporates, little excess of binder is left in the finished painting, getting so an optical effect of intensity and depth. At execution level, it is a fast drying paint to be diluted with water. Because of its emulsifying potential, Egg medium can be adjusted or reinforced by the adjunction of oils and varnishes. It can be worked according to any personal style or approach. Usually done on wood panels, it can also be used on dry plaster wall to do Fresco Secco.


Short selection of Egg Tempera Paintings done by the most famous Masters :

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