Medieval treatise and the most important source on the techniques of manuscript illumination (see Manual, manuscript). The manuscript (Naples, Bib. N., MS. XII.E.27) has no title or signature and was entitled De arte illuminandi by its first editor, Demetrio Salazaro. Containing recipes for the making, preparation and mixing of pigments and colorants, it is a simple and well-organized manual, clearly composed for teaching the illuminator’s craft. It describes consecutively the colours, gold, the temperas and various applications. Unlike most other medieval technical sources, ...
Sandra L. Hindman
Italian writer and publisher, active in France.
At the age of four Christine went with her father, Tommaso di Benvenuto da Pizzano (whose name reflects the origin of his family in the small town of Pizzano in the foothills of Bologna), to Paris, where he served as physician and astrologer to Charles V. In ...
Chinese, 14th century, male.
Born 1310; died 1381.
Art lover, scholar, art critic.
Song Lian was a historian, man of letters and art critic. He is best known as the editor of the History of the Yuan Dynasty. He also published an essay entitled Origin of Painting...
Judith K. Golden
Anonymous collection of in-depth typologies, based on the idea that every event in the New Testament was presaged by an event in the Old Testament (