The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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Nothing is known about Piero's early training as a painter, though it is assumed
that he was instructed by local masters ... In 1439 Piero worked as an associate
of Domenico Ve- neziano, who was then painting frescoes for the hospital of Sta.
The best pieces have a reddish body covered with a white, vivid red- brown, or
purplish-black slip that was then painted and fired under a lead glaze. The
function of the slip, besides providing colour, was to prevent the pigments of the
From Florence came a series of wares painted in a dark, inky, impasto (or very
thick) blue. These, too, have Gothic ... This style, no doubt inspired by the style
achievements of contemporary painting, imitates the easel picture closely. Its
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