Tempera paint is a type of paint that is made from pigment and a binder, such as egg yolk or glue. It is known for its fast-drying time and ability to be easily applied in thin layers, making it a popular choice for artists.
Tempera paint has been used for centuries and was popular in the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods. It was used to create frescoes, which are paintings created on wet plaster, and was also used in illuminated manuscripts and religious art.
Tempera paint can be made with a variety of pigments, including natural earth pigments, such as ochre and sienna, and synthetic pigments. It can be mixed with water to create a thin wash, or with a thicker, more opaque consistency by adding additional binder.