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Workshop: “Medieval Artistry: Egg Tempera Painting w/Abby Armstrong-Check”

March 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Egg Tempera is one of the oldest painting techniques – stemming back to the use of “tempered pigments” in Ancient Egypt. It was known in antiquity and became popular all over Europe during the Middle Ages and up to the Renaissance until oil painting surpassed its use in the early 15th century. In this workshop, you will learn about the mechanics and practice of Egg Tempera—glamorized by Cennino Cennini’s “Il Libro dell’Arte.” We will discuss how this medium was frequently used throughout the medieval period. Additionally, participants will replicate a portion of Cimabue’s “Madonna Enthroned” with handmade pigments and gold leaf.
*If you did not pre-register as a Vagantes participant for this workshop you will NOT be provided materials. However, if you still wish to attend to watch the process you may still register.