This technique was the predecessor of oil painting, and is still traditionally used in iconography.
On one of the walls in the Hospital of Saint-Thomas in Canterbury this tempera wall painting of Christ en gloire can be found.
For a layman there is hardly any difference between a tempera painting and a fresque (fresco), like the frescos in Berzé-la-Ville.
The picture shows, just outside the mandorle (mandorla) two parts of the tétramorphe (tetramorph).
See also détrempe (synonym).
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