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So THAT'S How You Make Paint? Egg Tempera

October 20 2 MINUTES

What does a cake have in common with an Italian Renaissance painting? The answer may surprise you! Watch to learn about the special properties of egg yolk that make it just as perfect for painting as it is for baking.

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Chief Digital Officer: Douglas Hegley
Executive Producer: Sarah Wambold
Director/Writer/Producer: Rachel Smith
Producer: Emma Vecchione
Project Manager: Maria Kozanecka
Animation Direction: Lisa LaBracio
Art Direction: Tara Sunil Thomas
Animation + Compositing: Lisa LaBracio
Narrators: Corin Wells, Michael Gallagher
Episode Consultants: Michael Gallagher, Aude Semat, Anna Serotta, Francesca Marzullo
Education Consultants: Darcy-Tell Morales, Merantine Hens
Original Music and Sound Design: Austin Fisher
Sound Mix: Dave Raymond
Production Design: Aurola Wedman Alfaro
Rights and Permissions: Julie Zeftel
Special Thanks: Julie Arslanoglu

Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement, ca. 1440.
Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian, ca. 1406–1469).
Tempera on wood, 25 ¼ x 16 ½ in. (64.1 x 41.9 cm).
Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889 (89.15.19)

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