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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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cennino Cennini. 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.

Libro del arte – Cennino Cennini

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 dennino Eyck although Theophilus Roger of Helmerhausen clearly gives instructions for oil-based painting in his treatise, On Divers Arts, written in It is often falsely assumed that he was alive in because that date appears on the earliest of the four extant copies of his manuscript.

In the s, Boskovits established a small oeuvre for Cennini, which has been cennjno by later scholarship.

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Gaddi trained under his father, called Taddeo Gaddi, who trained with Giotto. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. However, there is no evidence in his writing of the exciting developments in oil painting taking place in the libbro 15th century, suggesting that his book was written not long after the turn of the century.

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The dates of Cennini’s life are highly speculative. It contains information on pigmentsbrushesdrawing, panel paintingthe art of frescopainting cennimi fabrics and casting, amongst other techniques and tricks.

Retrieved from ” https: He was a student of Agnolo Gaddi in Florence. There is another cause which, if you indulge it, can make your hand so unsteady that it will waver more, and flutter far more, than leaves do in the wind, and this is indulging too much in the company of women. 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.

He is remembered mainly for having authored Il libro dell’arte. The extent to which Cennini intended to provide a practical handbook for the apprentice painter is disputed. Some scholars believe that his book was a presentation book or a guild book instead. Cennini was born in Colle di Val d’ElsaTuscany. Cennino d’Andrea Cennini c.


The two paintings pictured above were added to the corpus at a later date. 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.

Cennino Cennini

According to Victoria Finlayin her book Colour: 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. However, an 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

By using ceennino site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on sel Marchat Along with technical methods, Cennini offered advice on the sort of lifestyle to which a young painter should subscribe.

The techniques Cennini describes range from ones which were already in use in the 13th century to ones which were innovative in the late fourteenth century. Views Read Edit View history.