This article is primarily focused in getting some basic facts of information about Tempera painting as we have just hinted in the title. There will be made an attempt to look at the definition of the style, the time when it was used by painters and as well have a look at the properties of the painting style. Read on and see more on these.
First and foremost, we will look at the definition of what Tempera painting is. Tempera is a basically a painting medium. Tempera is the medium used in the painting and it is typically consisting of a pigment mixed with a binder, in most cases an emulsion of water and egg yolk. Some of the general benefits of these paintings is that they can really prove to be so long lasting and the medium as well has proved to dry so fast. Tempera paint jobs as such are those paint jobs that are done using this method of painting. The painting job actually starts off at the time when you have the pigment ground into powder and then put inside a palette and thereon add some drops of water on to the ground pigments. After this is done, the egg yolk binder is added onto the mixture and the aim is to have the mixture as transparent as possible. For the sake of ensuring the best quality of the paint out of a Tempera paint, you must make sure that you have indeed maintained the consistency of the paint job so by adding water in little bits to the final texture and quality you so desire to have.
The next question we will be answering about this style of painting is that of the time period when it was in use. It is actually a painting type that is believed to have originated from the classical times. Reading a number of the ancient literature from a number of backgrounds, the Latin, Greek and Egyptian content will get you an insight in to this general feeling that this painting actually goes back to the ancient days of their history.
There are found a number of works of art and painting that used this mode of painting and so it suffices to assume that it was actually one of the most popular forms of expressing works of art in the times gone by. As time went by, Tempera painting became widely popular with most artists in the greater Europe.