[Did You Know] Egg Tempera

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Every surviving panel painting by Michelangelo is painted in egg tempera.
 
Tempera or egg tempera is a permanent, fast-drying painting medium consisting of colored pigment mixed with a water-soluble binder medium (usually a glutinous material such as egg yolk or some other size). It is traditionally created by hand-grinding dry powdered pigments into a binding agent or medium, such as egg, glue, honey, water, milk (in the form of casein) and a variety of plant gums.
 


 
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