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Giovanni Bellini – Tempera grassa and mixed media

In the paintings of this period there is a use of new techniques: oil emulsified with egg (tempera grassa) and also a succession of layers in tempera and oil (mixed technique).

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Raphael – Oil painting in Italy

“It was a beautiful invention and a great commodity to the art of painting to find the color in oil”, said Giorgio Vasari. Indeed the new technique …

Crivelli – Mixed media

The use of a mixed technique can be recognized for most of the paintings between the Fourteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: in fact, if we define the paintings whose only binder is egg yolk as “egg tempera” …

Botticelli – The tempera grassa

The transition from egg tempera to oil technique was, unlike what is usually thought, particularly slow and gradual and meant much more …

Van Eyck – Oil painting in Flanders

Flemish painting of the Fifteenth Century is characterized by a limpid and glazed material obtained by successive superimpositions of thin mixtures. The oil binder …