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A Medium steeped in history, used by Michelangelo and Botticelli!


Egg Tempera is a semi-opaque, water-soluble and permanent painting medium used for fine art painting and restoration (and can even be used as an underpainting for oil paints). Unlike oils, egg tempera does not age or yellow, due to being egg emulsion-based instead of oil based.

Key Features:

  • Water soluble, no need for solvents
  • Rich satin-matte finish
Specs:

  • Ivory Black, Titanium, and Zinc Whites in 34 ml tubes
  • See color chart
Perfect For:

  • Restoration Work
  • Icon Painting
  • Technical illustrative painting styles

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Sennelier Egg Tempera

A Medium steeped in history, used by Michelangelo and Botticelli!

Capable of creating detailed and complex effects, the medium of egg tempera can be traced back as early as ancient Greece. During the early Italian Renaissance, egg tempera reached its’ zenith, and was the predominant medium for religious icon panel paintings done between the 12th and 15th centuries. Even with the rise in popularity of oils beginning in the 15th century, Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Botticelli continued to prefer the deep luminosity of the medium. Even with the decline of the medium in favor to oils, artists like Marc Chagall (who exclusively used Sennelier) in the early 1900’s led to the medium’s revival, and it became more popular with the use by American painters such as Andrew Wyeth and Thomas Hart Benton.

In 1892, chemist and fine arts purveyor Gustave Sennelier created his own line of Sennelier Egg Tempera paints, after extensive research into classical, authentic Renaissance formulas. Egg Tempera is a semi-opaque, water-soluble and permanent painting medium used for fine art painting and restoration (and can even be used as an underpainting for oil paints). Unlike oils, egg tempera does not age or yellow, due to being egg emulsion-based instead of oil based. The egg emulsion recipe binder produces a satin-matte finish that is water resistant when dry, and is thinned with water or egg tempera medium when painting.

Varnished egg tempera paintings are difficult to distinguish from oils due to their vibrancy and brilliance in how the pigment suspends in the emulsion. It is a popular medium with oil painters who seek a health alternative to the harsh and dangerous solvents involved with oil colors, as it requires nothing more than soap and water cleanup. Like their other paint lines, Sennelier Egg Tempera paints are professional quality pigments with the highest pigment loads possible.

Unlike oil paint, egg emulsion binder is stiffer and more brittle, so it does not lend well to impasto painting techniques. Traditionally, due to the brittle nature, egg tempera is best used on wood or canvas panels, or heavy primed paper that has been mounted on a hard surface. Note: Sennelier recommends artists give their finished egg tempera works a coating of charcoal or pastel fixative before applying a final oil paint picture varnish, to seal and protect the work.

Key Features:

  • Classical painting medium
  • Water soluble, no need for solvents
  • Rich satin-matte finish
  • Highly pigmented paints
Specs:

  • Available in 21 ml tubes
  • Ivory Black, Titanium and Zinc White in 34 ml
  • Pigments shown on color chart
  • Sets also available
Perfect For:

  • Fine Artists
  • Restoration Work 
  • Icon Painting
  • Technical illustrative painting styles
Sennelier Egg Tempera is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for iconography! I've been using this brand for years for my icons, and am always pleased with the results! I began with the boxed set and just keep going back for more. The colors are vibrant and long lasting and remarkably blendable.
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Alizarin Crimson
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Burnt Sienna
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Burnt Umber
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Cadmium Red Deep
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Cadmium Yellow Deep
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Cadmium Yellow Light
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Cadmium Yellow Orange
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Carmine
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Cerulean Blue
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Cobalt Blue
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Cobalt Violet Hue
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Crimson Lake
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Emerald Green
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Indian Yellow
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Ivory Black
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 34 ml Tube - Ivory Black
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Lemon Yellow
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Mixing Medium
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55269
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Naples Yellow
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Permanent Green
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Permanent Intense Red
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Prussian Blue
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Raw Sienna
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Raw Umber
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Red Brown
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Red Ochre
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Rose Madder Lake
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Titanium White
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55271
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 34 ml Tube - Titanium White
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55294
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Ultramarine Blue
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55272
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Van Dyke Brown
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55267
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Vermilion
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55278
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Viridian
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Yellow Ochre
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55268
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 21 ml Tube - Zinc White
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55273
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Sennelier Egg Tempera 34 ml Tube - Zinc White
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