High Renaissance - Architecture - Venice

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What had Venice to do with the changing of painting style, during the Renaissance?

  • Venice was too humid, because of which egg tempera took too long to dry.
  • When oil paintings were invented in The Netherlands, Venetian artists started to use it on canvas.

Can you explain the painting technique, known as impasto?

Impasto is thick paint, created by the mixing of pigment with beeswax.

What is the Venetian golden glow?

  • Venetian painting style.
  • A bit of yellow pigment is added to the final protective glaze of the painting.

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