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TEMPERA - Sandrine Aulagnon

Egg tempera is the main technique of watercolor used since immemorial times, especially in Egypt, then by the icons painters of Byzantine and in Europe during the Middle Ages. All Mediterranean societies of Antiquity knew and practiced egg tempera. Most preserved paintings are on wood, papyrus and parchment (eg : for illuminated manuscripts, from the second century) but this technique was […]

stone sculpture workshop #1

David Léger is a stone carver. His professional and artistic career reflects his knowledge and experience with this material. At 16, he discovered stone cutting and had a tour of conservation and restoration projects of historical monuments in France. He trained in art of stone and perfected on prestigious monuments restoration projects including Notre Dame […]

AMBROTYPES The ambrotype ( from Ancient Greek: ἀνβροτός — “immortal”, and τύπος — “impression” )  invented by James Ambrose Cutting in 1854, is a photograph that creates a positive image on a sheet of glass using the wet plate collodion process (invented in 1851 in England by Frank Scott Archer.)   PROCESS A black glass plate is coated […]

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