Cennino Cennini – Giotto’s technique

The Book of Art, written towards the end of the Fourteenth Century by Cennino Cennini, still remains the primary source for the knowledge of the artistic techniques of the Fourteenth Century. The composition was outlined with willow charcoal, darkening the folds and faces, then the tablet was dusted …

How to prepare gypsum with rabbit glue

How to prepare gypsum for in-filling and for the preparation of gypsum and glue: weigh 10 grams of rabbit glue in grains or ground, and put it to soak for a few hours …

Pouncing – Video

The technique requires the sheet to be placed on the surface and then beaten with a bag containing coal dust (or a colored pigment) along the perforated outline of the drawing itself.

Giovanni Bellini – Tempera grassa and mixed media

In the paintings of this period there is a use of new techniques: oil emulsified with egg (tempera grassa) and also a succession of layers in tempera and oil (mixed technique).

Giovanni Fattori – The macchiaioli technique

Giovanni Fattori’s technique involves a drawing executed directly on the surface of the wood without any preparation. The support is often obtained from cigar boxes …

Fake, copy, imitation, forgery and tampering

La falsificazione artistica non si identifica semplicemente con la frode commerciale, in realtà essa è, prima di tutto, un fatto culturale in quanto nasce sempre da un preciso contesto culturale