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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 …

Tracing – Video

Tracing has been one of the most popular techniques to transfer a drawing to a new support without changing its scale. Already used in the Thirteenth – Fourteenth Century workshops, the system is well attested throughout the Renaissance …

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 …

Van Eyck – Oil painting in Flanders

Flemish painting of the Fifteenth Century is characterized by a limpid and glazed material obtained by successive superimpositions of thin mixtures. The oil binder …

Cleaning

By cleaning a painting we mean: – the removal of surface stains – the removal of surface dirt – the removal of overpaint – the removal of altered protective layers …