Gypsum and glue ground preparation – Video

The operational precepts are extensively described by Cennino Cennini (The Book of Art, late Fourteenth Century) who, specifying the various fundamental phases for a preparation with gypsum and glue, handed down the customs typical of Mediterranean countries.

Support deformations

The dimensional stability of the support is of fundamental importance for the preservation of the overlapping layers of color and ground preparation; it is linked to deformations …

Damage to canvas supports

The sensitivity of the canvas fabric to variations in humidity causes loosening, traction and uneven tension. A constant control of the painting over time (and above all relative humidity) …