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Old 04-08-17, 07:46 PM
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I've never experienced any cracking in the "paint" of an egg tempera painting since I starting painting in ET in 1976. I have had some paintings where I painted on a hand made wooden panel and the wood itself moved causing cracks. Even in museums, I'd say most of the cracking issues are caused from the panel, gesso or support in some way. Rarely do I see an issue in the paint. That seems more common to oil paintings which take so much longer to dry and thereby cause the surface tension that leads to cracking.
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