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Forgotten skills: Why was I not taught any of this?

Posted by Barry Whitehouse on Sunday, October 9, 2011, In : Enlightening reading 

I have recently been reading through an English translation of 15th Century Italian manuscript called "Il libro dell' Arte" by Cennino d'Andrea Cennini and once more I have had my eyes opened. This manuscript appears to be one of the first (if not the first) 'how to' art book. Cennini explains in great detail how to paint and draw like the masters such as Giotto. It tells how to make your own paint, prepare your surfaces to paint on and gives step-by-step instructions of painting flesh tones ...


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