Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tools of the Artist: Egg Tempera Demonstration and Lecture

March 21, 11 a.m.

Tools of the Artist:
Egg Tempera
 Demonstration and Lecture

Brian Baade and Kristin deGhetaldi, painting conservators at the University of Delaware, will discuss the use of egg tempera from the early Renaissance to its displacement by oil painting after the 1500s, and to the medium's resurgence in the 20th century. They will explain the materials historically used for tempera painting and introduce the scientific tools used for their identification. Demonstrations will include creating organic pigments and painting with egg tempera.

Virginia O'Hara, curator of collections at the museum, will speak briefly about artists represented in the museum's collection-including Andrew Wyeth, Peter Hurd and George Weymouth-whose preferred medium was egg tempera. 

The program is free for members and included in museum admission.

Brandywine River Museum
Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania