Oil Vs Tempera Paint

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Some of the oldest ways of communicating known to artists is using Oil and Tempera paints. Both have been used to create many amazing pieces of art, but they have also have many differences. Throughout history the type of paint that an artist would use has been known to change as far as the type of material. Tempera paintings are very long lasting, though they did dry very quickly, had less color saturation and low and low transparency. Egg tempera was the most important method of painting until after 1500 when it was replaced by the invention of oil painting. As said earlier, Tempera paint dries quickly, it is usually applied in thin, clear layers and when it is dry, it produces a smooth dull surface finish. Because it cannot be applied in
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