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The mystery of the moon
2022, acrylic, tempera, wood board, 35 x 50 cm (ID: 25233)
Acrylic paint - its binder is polyacrylic resins, in which pigment particles are suspended. Used in printing, construction and painting. In artistic applications, they can be applied either thickly, like oil paints, or thinly, in transparent layers (lasered). They do not have as large a colour range as oil paints or tempera paints. In addition to pigment, they can also contain gum arabic and other substances that alter viscosity and the speed of drying.
Egg tempera - the most durable technique, next to wax tempera, in which the binder of colours is organic. It can be wine, vinegar or water mixed with egg yolk (egg tempera). This technique has been known since antiquity and was most popular in the Middle Ages. Unlike oil painting, the paint dries quickly, becomes brighter when dry and it is more difficult to select and mix colours.