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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 …

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).

Graffito in gilding – Video

A technique used in gilding, “graffito” allows to obtain small highlights or gilded decorations on colored backgrounds.

Biological damage

Biological damage, attacks by biotic agents, ie living organisms, which in paintings on a wooden or canvas support appear as fungi (molds), bacteria and insects.

Tiziano

Tiziano – Oil painting on canvas

Paintings on canvas were already fairly widespread in the Fifteenth Century: while in Italy Cennino Cennini had already described the way to give an adequate preparation to the canvas with a …

Botticelli – The tempera grassa

The transition from egg tempera to oil technique was, unlike what is usually thought, particularly slow and gradual and meant much more …