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 …

Oil gilding – Video

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.

Crivelli – Mixed media

The use of a mixed technique can be recognized for most of the paintings between the Fourteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: in fact, if we define the paintings whose only binder is egg yolk as “egg tempera” …