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Cennino Cennini Quotes

Quotes by Cennino Cennini - (12 quotes)

Cennino Cennini - From the Colour category:

When painting the faces of young persons... use the yolk of the egg of a city hen, because they have lighter yolks than those of country hens. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Copying category:

When you have practiced drawing for a while... take pains and pleasure in constantly copying the best works that you can find done by the hand of great masters. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Drawing category:

Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Gender category:

- b.ca.1370 d.ca.1440...
Take note that, before going any farther, I will give you the exact proportion of a man. Those of a woman I will disregard, for she does not have any set proportion. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Imitation category:

If you imitate the forms of a single artist through constant practice, your intelligence would have to be crude indeed for you not to get some nourishment from them. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Masters category:

If you set out to copy after one master today and after one tomorrow, you will not acquire the style of either one or the other, and you will inevitably become fantastic, because each style will fatigue your mind... (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Models category:

If thou shouldst paint mountains in a good style and to look natural, take some large stones full of cracks and copy them. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Mysteries category:

-The Craftsman's Handbook by Cennino Cennini, about 1430...
Mystery is the art of eliciting unseen things hidden in the shadow of natural ones... and serving to demonstrate as real the things that are not. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Nature category:

The most perfect steersman that you can have, and the best helm, lies in the triumphal gateway of copying from nature. And this outdoes all other models; and always rely on this with a stout heart, especially as you begin to gain some judgment in draftsmanship. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Painting category:

This is an occupation known as painting, which calls for imagination, and skill of hand, in order to discover things not seen, hiding themselves under the shadow of natural objects, and to fix them with the hand, presenting to plain sight what does not actually exist. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Profession category:

Now then, you of noble mind, who love this profession, come at once to art and accept these precepts: enthusiasm (love), reverence, obedience, and perseverance. As soon as you can, place yourself under the guidance of a master, and remain with him as long as possible. (Cennino Cennini)

Cennino Cennini - From the Style category:

Then you will find, if nature has granted you any imagination at all, that you will eventually acquire a style individual to yourself, and it cannot help being good; because your hand and your mind, being always accustomed to gather flowers, would ill know how to pluck thorns. (Cennino Cennini)