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Painting - Ancient Techniques
Studying Painting with Ancient Techniques in Florence is an important experience as the town was the cradle of art in the Middle Ages and Renaissance and the great masters such as Giotto, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci worked here to create their masterpieces.
The course is based on the “Book of Art” by Cennino Cennini (1370-1440) and introduces the paintings techniques in use from 1300 to 1500, through the copy of ancient paintings to learn how to use egg tempera and gold leaf. The whole process for the realization of the painting is covered, from the preparation of the support to the painting.
Courses can be started every week and classes are held in the afternoon. The Intensive course is held Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm, while the schedule for the Basic and Semi-intensive courses varies for every student and will be communicated on the week before the starting of the course.
This course is available in three types:
-Basic (6 hours per week)
-Semi-intensive (10 hours per week)
-Intensive (20 hours per week)
The minimum enrollment is 2 weeks.
All our teachers speak Italian and English.
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It is possible to book private lessons.
What is egg tempera?
Egg tempera is a very stable type of paint composed of pigments mixed with a water-soluble binder (normally a sticky substance like egg yolks). This type of paint dries very quickly and lasts over time. There are art works painted in egg tempera that date back more than 2000 years ago. The egg tempera was the most used pictorial method until after 1500, when it was replaced by oil colors.
What is gold leaf?
Gold leaf is a thin sheet of hammered gold used for gilding, an artisan process that must be done by hand and has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. The gold leaf is traditionally used to decorate statues, paintings, frames, jewels and architectural elements.
- Preparation of the wooden panel with chalk
- Preparing of egg tempera
- Creation of a drawing
- Transfer of a drawing on panel or canvas with spolvero technique
- Preparation for gold leaf application
- Gilding techniques
- Copy of a painting with egg tempera
- Final varnishing of paintings