Last week at the workshops we discussed the use of pigments, techniques, the mixing of and everything in between. Upon return it's always a good idea to follow up with independent research on what's been covered while everything is still fresh in mind.
Artists’ Recipe Books
One of the most famous examples of this sort of literature was, the Libro dell’Arte, written by Cennino Cennini at the beginning of the fifteenth century. link
The above page is from The Colourful Career of Sir Theodore de Mayerne. Mayerne experimented with pigments in the 17th century. link
The book on the left is a reworking of Cennini's book. For example, it converts pigment measurements into contemporary units.
The National Gallery Exhibit on Making Color.
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