Egg Tempera, Fresco And Oil Painting Analysis

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Slide 1: Title and name. Slide 2: Egg Tempera, Fresco and oil painting were the three mediums that were usually used in that era. Egg tempera is a permanent, fast-drying painting medium consisting of quality finely ground dry pigments, egg yolk and water. Fresco was done on freshly laid wet plaster with pigments dissolved in lime water. As both dry they became completely integrated. (Fresco Techniques 2014) and oil painting is of course painted by oil paint. Egg Tempera was the usual medium if the artist was not using fresco in 14th Century. By early 15th Century (1400s) oil painting became widespread. Advantages of oil painting over the other two mediums used was that its slow drying enabled the artist to improve their technique by reworking and it also allowed thicker application of paint without cracking. Slide 3: A number of the most famous artists of that era were: Jan Van Eyck 1395 – 1441, Hieronymus Bosch 1450 – 1516, Pieter Bruegel 1528 – 1569, Rembrandt 1606 – 1669 and Jan Vermeer 1632 – 1675. Slide 4: This is a painting by Jan Van Eyck it is called The Arnolfini Marriage. Jan Van Eyck introduced a new way of painting his painting is close to real life as he has also drawn the reflections of the bride and groom and also his own picture in the mirror as a third person which was not shown often at that era. Almost every detail of this painting can be described as a symbol for example the dog is shown as a symbol of faithfulness and love. The fruits on the window

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