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Tempera vs. Oil Painting


Tempera Painting

Oil Painting


Egg (and sometimes water). Oil.

When popular?

Middle Ages. From late Gothic period on.

Blending colors is...

Difficult. Easy.

Drying time:

Fast. Slow.

Color quality:

Flat. Rich, deep colors; subtle gradations. Paint applied in layers or "glazes."

Most often painted on...

Wood panels. Wood panels at first, then on canvas from the Renaissance on.

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