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Egg Tempera is an ancient method of painting using raw egg, varnish, and pigments. This was the primary method of paining until the mid 1500's when it was replaced by easier to use oil paints. The process is long and exacting, building one layer of pigment at a time. Creating a piece can take ten months or more, resulting in a luminous image. Tempera paintings are very long lasting but should be displayed out of direct sunlight.