Revival: The Book of the Art of Cennino Cennini (1899)
A contemporary practical treatise on Quattrocento painting
A Translated version of the Art of Cennino Cennini. A contemporary practical treatise on Quattrocento Painting, including notes on medieval methods, and early explanations of oil painting and other techniques.
Table of Contents
1. Of the author of the ‘Trattato’ 2. The pedigree of the ‘Trattato’ 3. That Italian Tempera was Yolk-of-egg painting 4. Explanation of the tempera-painting of ‘Trattato’ 5. Chemical Behaviour of egg-vehicles 6. Fresco and its resemblance to tempera 7. Early oil-painting 8. Grounds and size 9. Gilding 8. About Cennino’s Pigments 10. On early varnishes 11. List of Authorities referred to 12. Index
Cennino Cennini was an Italian painter. He is remembered mainly for having authored ‘Il libro dell'arte'. Thought to have been written around the turn of the 15th century, the book is a "how to" on late Medieval and early Renaissance art.