10 Mar Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Cennino d’Andrea Cennini (c. – before ) was an Italian painter influenced by Giotto. () Cennino Cennini, Il Libro dell’Arte, Vicenza: Neri Pozza. [Edition of the Italian]. Thompson, D. V., Jr. (–3) Cennino d’Andrea Cennini. EL LIBRO DEL ARTE by CENNINO CENNINI and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at

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The techniques Cennini describes range from ones which were cnnini in use in the 13th century to ones which were innovative in the late fourteenth century.

Finlay writes that he “used and adapted Cennino’s advice extensively – preparing panels, tinting papers different colours, and making brand new works look as if they had been varnished some time before by beating egg-white, left overnight and then applying it with a brushjust as the master advised.

Cennini also mentions oil painting in passing, which was important for dispelling the myth, propagated by Giorgio Vasari and Karel Van Manderthat oil painting was invented by Jan van Eyck although Theophilus Roger of Helmerhausen clearly gives instructions for oil-based painting in his treatise, On Divers Arts, written in Along with technical methods, Cennini offered advice on the sort of lifestyle to which a young painter should subscribe.


He was a student of Agnolo Gaddi in Florence. However, there is no evidence in his writing of the exciting developments in oil painting taking place in the early 15th century, suggesting that his book was written not long after the turn of the century.

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Cennino Cennini

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Gaddi trained under his father, called Taddeo Gaddi, who trained with Giotto. This page was last edited on 4 Marchat cennnino Views Read Edit View history.

Retrieved from ” https: After training as an artist with Agnolo Gaddi in Florence he worked at the court of Francesco Novello da Carrara in Padua for some years before apparently returning to Colle di Val d’Elsa.

The dates of Cennini’s life are highly speculative. Wikimedia Commons has de related to Cennino Cennini. It contains information on pigmentsbrushesdrawing, panel paintingthe art of frescopainting on fabrics and casting, amongst other techniques and tricks.

The two paintings ceennini above were added to the corpus at a later date. He is remembered mainly for having authored Il libro dell’arte. Thought to have been written around the turn of the 15th century, the book is a “how to” on late Medieval and early Renaissance painting.

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It is often falsely cennimo that he was alive in because that date appears on the earliest of the four extant copies of his manuscript. Some scholars believe that his book was a presentation book or a guild book instead. According to Victoria Finlayin her book Colour: However, cennnini administrative document from Colle di Val d’Elsa dated probably refers to his son; if this is the case then the document makes it clear that Cennini was dead by this time. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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Cennini was born in Colle di Val d’ElsaTuscany. In the s, Boskovits established a small oeuvre for Cennini, which has been confirmed by later scholarship.

Art technological sources births deaths People from the Province of Siena 14th-century Italian painters Italian male painters 15th-century Italian painters Tuscan painters Italian Renaissance painters.

There is another cause which, if you indulge it, can make your hand so unsteady that cennijo will waver more, and flutter far more, than leaves do in the wind, and this is indulging too much in the company of women.

The extent to which Cennini intended to provide a practical handbook for the apprentice painter is disputed.