Question by profile deleted: Why did renaissance artists use oil paint instead of tempera.?
What properties did oil paint have over tempera that made renaissance arts make the switch?
Answer by moore850
oil paint allowed for slower drying times, brighter and more translucent colors (for layering effects), and other more advanced application techniques than tempera. Also, it was invented during the renaissance, so as a new medium more artists gravitated towards trying it out.
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