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  • Cennini and the Alchemy of Painting
    17 January, 2017
    5:30 pm


This lecture will address the intersections of alchemical and artistic practices in Trecento painting. We will trace the imagined origins of pigments used by Giotto and the Lorenzetti brothers to India and Arica, examine Cennino Cennini’s rules for color preparation in his “Il libro dell’arte,” and investigate the astrological implications of image making and image viewing in the Middle Ages.


Centro Opera del Duomo


Sean Nelson