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bianco di san Giovanni

English translation: Saint John's White

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Italian term or phrase:bianco di san Giovanni
English translation:Saint John's White
Entered by: Jasmina
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07:19 May 31, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: bianco di san Giovanni
It is a type of paint used in the 15th century on frescoes.
Timothy Stroud
Saint John's White
Explanation:
It is a pigment of inorganic, natural and mineral origin. Not to be confused with the more simple lime white, Saintís John White, as Cennino Cennini reports, is dried lime which is reduced to powder and then dipped in water that has to be changed each of the prescribed eight days.

etc. (see below)
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Jasmina
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:14
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Thank you Jasmine for your unbelievably quick reply. I don't think I need to wait for any others.
Tim
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naSaint John's White
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Saint John's White


Explanation:
It is a pigment of inorganic, natural and mineral origin. Not to be confused with the more simple lime white, Saintís John White, as Cennino Cennini reports, is dried lime which is reduced to powder and then dipped in water that has to be changed each of the prescribed eight days.

etc. (see below)


    Reference: http://www.sebino.it/pigmenti/english/039.htm
Jasmina
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 107
Grading comment
Thank you Jasmine for your unbelievably quick reply. I don't think I need to wait for any others.
Tim

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