What is Flemish Art?

Painting, graphic art, and sculpture produced in an area similar in size to that of modern Belgium and Luxembourg, formerly known as the Southern Netherlands. Flemish art assumed a major role in the history of European art during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. The largest county in the Southern Netherlands was Flanders and the term Flanders may be used to refer to the whole of the Southern Netherlands, just as Holland has often given its name to the whole of the Northern Netherlands.

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Tempera Painting

Tempera was the most used technique from the 12th or early 13th century until the 15th, when it began to give way to oils.  It  is type of painting medium used to bind pigments. Etymology for tempera is from latin word temperare “to mix colors, temper, or regulate”.   Tempera, also known as egg tempera, is a permanent fast drying painting medium consisting of colored  pigment mixed with a water-soluble binder medium (usually a glutinous material such as egg yolk or some other size).

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