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how to make a good black out of oak galls
on 19 January 2015
This is a most interesting little book. It was written by Cennini in the 15th century and is full of all sorts of interesting points and advice for aspiring artists. It is a real little curiosity, written, of course, for artists of his time and therefore some of the advice is rather strange, for example, how to make a good black out of oak galls. Luckily, we do not have to go down that road now. However, is is an invaluable little book especially for artists who are interesting in getting involved in conservation as it teaches procedures used during the Renaissance. I would recommend this for anyone interested in art.