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Cennini, Cennino

(chān-nē`nō chān-nē`nē), c.1370–1440, Florentine painter, follower of Agnolo Gaddi. None of his paintings is extant. He is most famous for having written the Libro dell'arte (written 1400?, tr., The Craftsman's Handbook, 1933). This treatise marks a transition between medieval and Renaissance concepts of art. Closely following the tradition of Giotto, he offers detailed advice about the established technique of painting. At the same time, Cennini was one of the first to call for imagination in art and to advocate the elevation of painting from artisanship to the fine arts.
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De hecho, el citado tinte viene descrito para el tenido de pergaminos en la obra de Teofilo, Schedula diversarum artium, en el Libro dell'arte de Cennino Cennini y en un recetario castellano del s.
En cuanto al canon de la cabeza humana, dictamina Cennino Cennini desde el quatrocento, que la cara esta dividida en tres partes, a saber: La frente, una; la nariz, otra; y de la nariz a la barbilla, otra.
The idea that composition enters the realm of teachable art and that the painter's management of composition is to be advanced as the principal means for the presentation of a story, is contrasted with the somewhat earlier writings on art of Cennino Cennini, who, as Kuhn observes, is silent on these matters.
The scene depicted is the studio of Lorenzo, an apprentice to Cennino Cennini.
This is why it is most often thrown back to that "before the time of art"--that ill-defined sphere of the artisan--of which Cennino Cennini spoke willingly and of which Alberti never spoke,(14) or else to an "after the time of art," that sphere, again scorned, of so-called "nonworks" or Duchampian ready-mades.
No es casual que Veit Stoss paralelamente a sus grandes artefactos de retablos, vendiera productos estandarizados en la feria de Frankfurt o que Cennino Cennini en su tratado El libro del arte dedicase varios epigrafes tanto a la obtencion de pigmentos o preparacion de superficies como al dibujo de los contornos de las figuras o al modo de pintar los estandartes, las cimeras o los blasones y sobrevestes para torneos y justas (128).
Tambien podia ser objeto de fabricacion casera, si bien como advertia Cennino Cennini en su tratado y confirman numerosas adquisiciones, podia comprarse en las tiendas de especieros (15).
Cennino Cennini, Il Libro dell' arte, with an introduction by L.
Following Cennino Cennini and Lorenzo Ghiberti, Vasari frequently associated an artist with his work, or more accurately his demeanor with that of the figures he produces.