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The Practice of Tempera Painting

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Tempera painting is the earliest type of painting known, decorating the walls of ancient Egypt and Babylon. Based on exhaustive study, this work provides a wealth of historical background, as well as a lucid, careful exposition of all aspects of authentic technique, a guide to materials, and more.  85 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Historical background, step-by-step instruction, materials, permanence. 85 illus.

Synopsis:

Historical background, step-by-step instruction, materials, permanence. Lucid, careful exposition of all aspects of authentic technique. 85 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Historical background, step-by-step instruction, materials, permanence. Lucid, careful exposition of all aspects of authentic technique. 85 illustrations.

Table of Contents

Preface

I Uses and Limitations of the Tempera

    Tempera painting a strict discipline

    Tendencies in modern painting

    The media of the future

    The limitations of tempera painting

    Normal scale

    Factors in naturalistic painting

    A critical approach

II Carriers and Grounds

    Properties of wood

    Effects of humidity

    Selection and conditioning of woods

    Casein glue for joining

    Precautions against warping

    Plywoods

    Wood pulp boards

    Paper

    Metals

    Canvas

    Walls

    Preparation of panels

    Materials

    The standard size solution

    Sizing the panel

    Applying moldings and ornaments

    The second sizing

    The intelaggio

    Puttying

    The simplest gesso

    The secret of success

    Application of the gesso

    An alternative method

    Scraping the gesso

    How to test the scraping

    Stoning down a flat

    Qualities of good gesso

    Pastiglia

    Gessoing frames

    Cennino's gesso

    Parchment size

    Gesso grosso

    Gesso sottile

    Mixing the thin gesso

    The perfection of the method

III Methods of Drawing

    Designing for tempera

    Preliminary studies

    Form drawing

    Tinted papers

    Drawing instruments

    Brush drawing

    Modeling up the lights

    Transferring the cartoon

    Drawing on the panel

    Importance of the monochrome rendering

    Incising the outlines

IV Applications of Metals

    Metals in the design

    Bole for gilding

    Mixing and applying the bole

    How much to put on

    Polishing the bole

    Gliding with glair

    Tools for gilding

    The gilder's cushion

    The knife

    The gilder's tip

    Substitutes

    Qualities of gold leaf

    Handling the leaf

    The use of the knife and cushion

    Cutting the leaf

    The use of the tip

    Laying the gold

    The order of gilding

    Faulting

    Burnishing

    Varieties of burnisher

    Stamping and graining

    Punch cutting

    Graining pastiglia

    Patterns in color and gold

    "Combination Gold and Silver Leafing"

V Pigments and Brushes

    Function of pigments

    Natural and artificial colors

    The colored earths

    Individual pigment characters

    Experimentation

    Palettes for tempera

    Whites

    Blacks

    Yellows

    Reds

    Browns

    Blues

    Greens

    Transparent pigments

    Shell gold

    The choice of a palette

    Grinding the colors

    Storing the ground colors for use

    Dishes for mixing

    The choice of brushes

    Sables

    Bristles

    Care of brushes

VI Painting

    Mixing the tempera

    Preservatives

    Tempering the colors

    Reserves of color

    Liquidity of the mixture

    Handling the color

    Basic principles of tempera painting

    Control of form

    The function of the monochrome drawing

    The order of painting

    A hypothetical case

    Mixing values

    Applying the tones

    Glazing over the scumble

    Tempera vs. gouache and water color

    Painting drapery and other objects

    Development of the forms

    Systematic value mixing essential

    Variations of color systems

    Treatment of surface effects

    Painting flesh

    Painting hair

    Variations of method

    Final embellishments

    Water mordants

    Oil mordants

    Applying the mordant

    Gilding

VII Varnishing and Framing

    Permanence of tempera painting

    Importance of varnishing

    Cleaning the surface

    Precautions against dust and damp

    Choice and care of the varnish brush

    Applying the varnish

    Flatting the surface

    Function of a frame

    Matte gilding

    Water matte

    Oil matte

    Skewing down

    Frame edges

    Antiquing

    Other frame materials

VIII Artificial Emulsion Painting

    Unlimited possibilities

    A basic formula

    Casein emulsions

    Underpainting for oil

    Preparation of wall surfaces

Appendix

  "Tempera Practice in the Yale Art School," by Professor Lewis E. York"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486203430
Author:
Thompson, Daniel V.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Thompson, Daniel V.
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Tempera painting
Subject:
Painting - General
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
Tempera painting -- Technique.
Subject:
Art-Miscellaneous Techniques
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Publication Date:
19620631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
141
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.43 lb

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