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).
In modern and specialized literature, the term “primer” indicates the finishing layer of a preparation, characterized by limited thickness and a smooth and uniform surface, in order to facilitate the gliding of brush strokes.
The “mestica” is a colored primer characterized by the use of fatty substances, clay, fixed oils or greasy paints, however quite distinct from the most ancient gypsum and glue preparation.
Layer or set of the first layers of material applied to the support to obtain a suitable surface for pigments according to the painting technique adopted.
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