14th Century Colour Palettes - Volume 2

Publication date:
April 2020
Publisher :
Artists Bookworks
Editor :
Patricia Railing
Illustration :
12 col plates 8 mono illus
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ISBN : 9780946311248

Dimensions : 216 X 168 mm
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• 14th century pigments for use in manuscript illumination, on panel and in fresco are described in Italian treatisses, with plates by Giotto.

From Italy to France to Flanders, the arts of painting in the 14th century were practised in manuscript illumination, on panel, and in fresco. Recipes for pigments appropriate to all these arts are included in this collection. "Experiments upon Colours" were dictated by painters to a Frenchman, Jehan Alcherius, while the Italian artist, Cennino Cennini, was especially attentive to the practice and the pigments to be used in fresco painting in The Book of Art / Il Libro dell' Arte, of c. 1390. His descriptions reveal the craft of Giotto, whose works make up the plates in this collection.