Tempera paintings are known for the startling clarity and purity of their colors, which has made the medium beloved for centuries. Tempera paints, which the artist will generally make themselves, are not subject to oxidation and so stand the test of time particularly well. Artists who are especially involved with color in their work often use tempera to enable viewers to appreciate the full power of the hues of the painting. This makes tempera paintings very striking in an office or home space, because the lush beauty of the pigments makes the work eye-catching and brightens any location. Tempera paintings require a rigid surface, such as a wood panel, because using something more flexible, such as canvas, risks later flaking. This adds an unusual and attractive solidity to the medium, contrasting with the thin layers of paint which must be applied with skill and patience. You can admire the tempera paintings for sale on this site and imagine which would suit your wall the best.