Former Professor Paints in Egg Tempera

30 Jul

You don’t often see articles today about artists who use this medium. In addition to using egg tempera, he also uses scratch paintings and pastels, often in an intricate combination.  Interesting story and work. 

“The method evolved out of my allergies,” Mr. Seymour explained. “I’ve always been sensitive to smells. I can’t tolerate perfumes or fingernail polish. They affect my nervous system.” Oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints affect him the same way. After someone suggested trying egg tempera, he fell in love with the medium, which dominated European art up to the 15th century. “It preceded oil painting,” he continued. “The thought that something could last that long intrigued me.”

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