Revival: The Book of the Art of Cennino Cennini (1899): A contemporary practical treatise on Quattrocento painting, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Revival: The Book of the Art of Cennino Cennini (1899)

A contemporary practical treatise on Quattrocento painting, 2nd Edition

By Cennino Cennini


330 pages

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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

About the Author

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / General
ART / History / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies