Using natural colours as the Old Masters did is both an art and a science. Michael Price shares his rich experience gained from decades of study and work in this field and introduces us in a very practical and highly accessible way to the preparation and use of natural colours. This book will be most useful not only to artists who want to exploit the full beauty of the paints they use, but simply to all who want to be initiated in the mysteries of Renaissance painting.
This book is of great importance for painting conservators and restorers especially understanding methods for the conservation of Renaissance paintings. For the contemporary artist, the book opens a path to the new within the old as a method of artistic expression. The art historian will discover new connections through a deeper understanding of the composition of a painting.