Renaissance artists received intensive training under an apprenticeship system.
They prepared materials as well as learned artistic techniques.
As well as learning the skills, they were also in a stimulating intellectual environment. And the environment affected the style and content of their work.
This story outlines how painters were trained, and the techniques they used in their craft.
Exhibits range from the basic materials employed by artists, including:
- raw pigments
- eggs, and
- animal hair
to contemporary quotes and illustrations.
Links are made between artists’ use of these techniques (painting on panel, canvas and pottery) and the objects on display elsewhere in the room.