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Distemper [Fr. peinture à la colle.]locked

  • Rupert Featherstone

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Aqueous paint composed of pigments held together by animal glue or casein. It has been used since ancient Egyptian times for wall painting, house decoration and the painting of theatrical scenery. It has been employed only occasionally for easel painting.

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