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The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting

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ISBN13: 9780486203270
ISBN10: 0486203271
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An internationally renowned expert relates the secrets behind the recipes, materials, and processes used by medieval painters to obtain brilliance and permanence. Based on years of study of antique manuscripts and modern laboratory analysis, this volume explains carriers and grounds, binding media, pigments, coloring materials, and metals used in painting. "A rich feast." — The Times (London).

Synopsis:

Based on authentic medieval manuscripts and laboratory analysis, this volume explains carriers and grounds, binding media, pigments, and coloring materials used to obtain brilliance and permanence. "A rich feast." — The Times (London).

Synopsis:

Sums up 20th-century knowledge: paints, binders, metals, surface preparation. Based on manuscripts and scientific investigation.

Table of Contents

  FOREWORD BY BERNARD BERENESON

  PREFACE

  INTRODUCTION

I. CARRIERS AND GROUNDS

    Terminology

    The importance of book painting

    Parchment-making

    Vellum

    Qualities of parchment

    Preparations

    Wooden surfaces

    The functions of gesso

    The use of gesso

    The construction of a polyptch

    Variations of method

    Other Grounds

    Canvas

    Walls and plasters

    Structural woodwork

II. BINDING MEDIA

    The three orders of binding

    Functions of vehicles

    Viscosity effects

    Effects of transparency

    Quantity relations

    Optics and art history

    Abuses of wax

    Media for illumination-Glair

    Craftsmanship and aethetic

    Craftsmanship and conscience

    Craftmanship and industry

    Preservation of glair

    Glair v. gums

    Gum arabic

    Gum tragacanth

    Size

    Adjuncts to glair

    Media for panel painting-Egg tempera

    Size

    Oil glazes

    Oils and Varnishes

    Media for panel painting-Lime

    Origin of true fresco

    Palimpsests

    Secco painting

    Media for structural wood painting

    Oil and size

III. PIGMENTS

    Classifications

    Elements

    Minerals

    Vegetable extracts

    Manufactured salts

    BLACK COLOURS

      Inks

      Lampblack

      Vine-charcoal black

      Colour grinding

      Other carbon blacks

      Graphite

      Ivory black

    BROWN COLOURS

    WHITE PIGMENTS

      Manufacture of white lead

      Modern and medieval white leads

      Qualities of white lead

      Bone White

      Othe inert whites

      Lime whites

    RED COLOURS

      Sinopia

      The range of ochres

      Appetites for colour

      Minium-orange lead

      Minium-cinnabar

      Natural cinnabar

      Vermilion

        The invention of vermilion

        Early experimental chemistry

        Supply and demand

        Influence of vermilion

        A defect of vermilion

      Tempering

      The red lakes

      Lac Lake

      Hedera and lacca

      Grain

      Confusion of Nomenclature

      Confusion of Materials-Kermes

      Grain Lakes

      Brazil wood

      Brazil lakes

        Transparent

        Opaque

      Brazil extracts

      The importance of brazil colours

      Madder

      Dragonsblood

      Folium

    BLUE COLOURS

      Effects of age

      Neutrals

      Azurite

        Preparation of azurite

        Characteristics of azurite blues

      Indigo

      Woad

        Woad indigo

        Woad cultivation

        Manufacture

        Social and economic consequences

      Compound indigo pigments

      Other vegtable blues

      Turnsole

        Identification

        Manufacture

      Clothlets

      Ultramarine azure

        Manufacture

        Intrinsic value

        Distribution

      Artifical copper blues

      Blue bice

      Copper-lime-ammonia compounds

      The silver-blue mystery

      The azure-vermilion tangle

    PURPLE COLOURS

      The whelk reds

      Folium and archil

      Mixed purples

    GREEN COLOURS

      Malachite green

      The green earths

      Verdigris

      Effects of age

      Verdigris in books

      Salt Green and Rouen green

      Incompatibilities

      Sap Green

      Iris Green

      Other colours from iris

      Honeysuckle and nightshade greens

      Mixed greens

    YELLOW COLOURS

      Medieval use of yellow

      Yellow ochres

      Orpiment

      Realgar

      Incompatibilities of orpiment

      Bile yellows

      Giallorino-Massicot

      Substitutes for gold

      Mosaic gold

      Other imitations of gold

        Celandine

        Aloes

      Saffron

      Preperation and use

      Other organic yellows

      Rhamnus yellows-Extracts and lakes

      Weld lakes-Arzica

      Fustic and others

IV. METALS

    Gold in powder

    Fire gilding

    Amalgams

    Gold in leaf

    Thickness of medieval gold

    Reflecting surfaces-Burnishing

    River gold

    Chrysography with gold inks

    Unburnished pigment gold

    The beginnings of mordant gilding

    Composition of a water mordant

    Burnished water-mordant gilding

    The binders

    The colouring agents

    The bulk-formers

    Other ingredients

    Unburnished water mordants

    Gilding by attrition

    The background of craftsmanship

    Burnishers and burnishing

    The metallic ground

    Gold-the original intent

    Preperation of surfaces

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486203270
Designed:
Berenson, B.
Foreword:
Berenson, Bernard
Foreword by:
Berenson, Bernard
Foreword:
Berenson, Bernard
Designed by:
Berenson, B.
Designed:
Berenson, B.
Author:
Thompson, Daniel
Author:
Art Instruction
Author:
Thompson, Daniel V.
Author:
Berenson, Bernard
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Painting, medieval
Subject:
Pigments
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Art-Miscellaneous Techniques
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Publication Date:
19560631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 0.58 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Based on authentic medieval manuscripts and laboratory analysis, this volume explains carriers and grounds, binding media, pigments, and coloring materials used to obtain brilliance and permanence. "A rich feast." — The Times (London).
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Sums up 20th-century knowledge: paints, binders, metals, surface preparation. Based on manuscripts and scientific investigation.
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