The Materials and Craft of Early Iconographers

The Materials and Craft of Early Iconographers

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This book describes in detail the materials and techniques used by medieval iconographers. It offers information about the natural sources, the raw materials, the tools and the technologies involved in preparing them. The book allows entry into the secretive world of very knowledgeable and skilled artisans, about which very little is known. Topics covered include raw materials, pigments, binders, solvents, adhesives, inks and varnishes. Special chapters will be dedicated to the fresco technique as practiced by the early iconographers, grinding, painting on glass and the training/apprenticeship of these craftsmen.Unlike other water-mordant based procedures, no varnishing was needed when this adhesive preparation was used. 4.6 Gilding on Mother-of-Pearl This procedure was mainly used for gilding on small expensive icons made either partially or entirely of mother-of-pearl. The procedure ... A second layer of ground (containing a small concentration of white pigment, basic lead carbonate) was applied. ... Dionysius of Furna (1974) The paintera#39;s manual (Translated by Paul Hetherington).

Title:The Materials and Craft of Early Iconographers
Author: Mihaela D. Leonida
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2014-03-25


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