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tem·per·a

 (tĕm′pər-ə)
n.
1. A painting medium in which pigment is mixed with water-soluble glutinous materials such as size or egg yolk. Also called poster color, poster paint.
2. Painting done in this medium.

[Italian, from temperare, to mingle, from Latin temperāre; see temper.]
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tempera

(ˈtɛmpərə)
n
1. (Art Terms) a painting medium for powdered pigments, consisting usually of egg yolk and water
2. (Art Terms)
a. any emulsion used as a painting medium, with casein, glue, wax, etc, as a base
b. the paint made from mixing this with pigment
3. (Art Terms) the technique of painting with tempera
[C19: from Italian phrase pingere a tempera painting in tempera, from temperare to mingle; see temper]
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tem•per•a

(ˈtɛm pər ə)

n., pl. -per•as.
1. a technique of painting in which an emulsion consisting of water and pure egg yolk or a mixture of egg and oil is used as a binder or medium, characterized by its lean film-forming properties and rapid drying rate.
2. a painting executed in this technique.
3. a water paint used in this technique in which the egg-based emulsion is used as a binder. Compare distemper 2 (defs. 1, 2).
[1825–35; < Italian, short for (pingere a) tempera (painting in) distemper, derivative of temperare to mingle; see temper]
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tempera

A paint medium made by mixing color pigments with substances such as egg white, egg yolk, glue, gelatine, or casein. True tempera is when the colors are ground with egg yolk only. The medium was largely supplanted in the fifteenth century by oil paint.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tempera - pigment mixed with water-soluble glutinous materials such as size and egg yolktempera - pigment mixed with water-soluble glutinous materials such as size and egg yolk
water-base paint - paint in which water is used as the vehicle
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Translations

tempera

[ˈtempərə] Npintura f al temple
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tempera

nTemperafarbe f; to paint in temperain Tempera malen
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I would split the class in half and some kids would use warm colors-pink and orange tempera paint, and the other half of the class would use turquoise and purple tempera.
Hovis, a 30-year art teacher, uses bold colors and shapes in tempera paint and pencil to create what he calls "autobiographial art" influenced by his affinity for the work of painter Georgia O'Keeffe.
Gail Price's "Tempera Painting & Techniques" (9781562907893) demonstrates the basics of color mixing and color values when using tempera paint as a medium, as well as how a simple ruler, protractor, or other found objects can create the basic frame for vibrant paintings, from still life to landscapes.
Add color to the puppet's head with tempera paint. When that dries, add details with yarn, pipe cleaners, and other materials.
Materials: Tempera paint in the fall colors of nature: green, yellow, red, orange; paintbrushes; fresh green leaves; paper for the leaf print
My big, fat paintbrush dips into the violet tempera paint, and I sweep a broad stroke across the empty white paper.
Next, color was added with tempera paint. During the next art session, bold lines and patterns were added to the artwork.
Here's a secret I found useful when using tempera paint on anything other than paper.
Tempera paint. In 1978 the shroud was more extensively sampled by the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), a scientific group that, alas, was composed primarily of religious believers.
Suggested age ranges are offered with each activity from "Fantastic Flags" for ages 5-8 (create and color handmade flags on dowel rods) to "Monochromatic Flowers" for ages 8-11 (trace a flower design on a folded piece of paper and cut with scissors to make an unfolding, repeating pattern) to Amate Bark Paintings for ages 9-12 (using charcoal pencil and fluorescent tempera paint to create a vivid scene on brown craft paper).
Mix tempera paint with dishwashing liquid or mild shampoo and turn your kid loose in the tub, to paint toys, to paint the tub or to paint herself.