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 …
Paste-print reliefs, insertion of glass stones, engravings, punching, graining and other procedures used in the gilding of paintings to obtain the maximum brightness and splendor of the surface.
A technique used in gilding, “graffito” allows to obtain small highlights or gilded decorations on colored backgrounds.
Shell gilding or “nicchia” (niche) gilding is achieved by mixing gold dust with a binder and then spreading the mixture with a brush.
Among the various techniques used for the gilding of a painting, the oil gilding technique involves the use of an oleo-resinous mordant to allow the adhesion of the gold leaf.
The painting of the skin tones, which, according to Cennini’s painting rules, is the final operation, requires a green base which, obtained with green earth and lead white …
Artenet was born in April 2000 to share experiences and knowledge in the field of Artistic Techniques, of Restoration and Diagnostics applicable to the paintings sector; It has devised and promoted an innovative didactic methodology that integrates studies and research from the three different disciplines.