Art of Painting & Varnishing


The Art of Painting and Varnishing (eBook)

by Anon with preface and footnotes by C G Barlow

2021 (Published by The Dialogues Press); 25 pages; 32 footnotes; eBook formats: eReaders, tablets, smartphones, PC or Mac, Nook, Kobo and Kindle.

The Dialogues Press presents the first major re-edition for over 337 years of an anonymous treatise called The Art of Painting and Varnishing. Perfect for educationalists, artists, students, art historians, framers, restorers, antique specialists, and lovers of art interested in learning more about painting and varnishing. The edition is based on a 1685 publication. Topics include: names and mixtures of colours; varnishes; recipes for tortoise shell imitation on wood; gilding; gold size, enamelling and how to turn silvered work to a gold colour. The treatise has been ascribed to John Smith since the nineteenth century, but the attribution is questioned. The text has been carefully prepared for eReaders by a specialist in period treatises, and there are 32 footnotes explaining seventeenth-century words, concepts and background history to help you understand the text fully. Containing the original pagination, the book is equally useful for professional art historians as a search tool. So, whether you are a student learning to paint, an art lover keen to learn more about how to look at paintings and decorative objects in museums or exhibitions, or whether you are a seasoned artist looking for new inspiration, this is an excellent eBook for you.

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