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The colours Pg 175 are known in the trade as tempera colours.

When not painting fresco he is constant to the use of tempera.

First there are the tempera pictures, or “frescoes,” as he termed them.

“Bianca” was painted in tempera from a beautiful young American.

He painted in tempera and finished his work with care and deliberation.

Will you kindly advise me on the tempera, of which I send a tube?

He displayed an old-fashioned preference for painting in tempera.

The tempera picture from which it was engraved was bought by Mr. Butts, but has been lost sight of now for many years.

Its general tone is bluish green with mosaic walls and floor and a wooden ceiling decorated in tempera with cufic inscriptions.

In tempera painting the colours were mixed with egg, gum, and other vehicles dissolved in water, and laid upon a dry ground.

WORD ORIGIN

1832, from Italian tempera (in phrase pingere a tempera), from temperare "to mix colors, temper," from Latin temperare "to mix" (see temper (v.)).

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