Still Waters Posted March 31 #1 Share Posted March 31 (IP: Staff) · Leonardo da Vinci seems to have taken “put an egg on it” to heart. In 15th-century Italy, oil paints largely replaced egg-based tempera paints. But despite the shift, da Vinci and other old masters experimented with paints that mixed egg and oil together. Now, scientists are learning more about why. In a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers created their own paint recipes to better understand the role of egg yolk on Renaissance canvases. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-the-recipe-for-an-old-master-might-include-egg-yolk-180981901/ A holistic view on the role of egg yolk in Old Masters’ oil paints https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-36859-5 4 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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