nounPlural frescos, Plural frescoes
1fresco masculinepainted in fresco — pintado al fresco
- As King notes: ‘The technique of fresco was as simple in conception as it was difficult in execution’, requiring the painter to work quickly on wet plaster before it dried.
- Thus, the art of fresco is necessarily piecemeal.
- ‘Life has its own rhythm, and so does fresco,’ he says.
- The Adams Davidson Galleries in Washington, D. C., is compiling a checklist of Cox's works in oils, tempera, fresco, and drawings for mosaics and stained-glass windows.
- But in 1843 Parliament did agree to adorn its new home, the rebuilt Palace of Westminster, with historical subjects in fresco.
- And this dining room is the most elegantly pretty in London, a marvellous fondant of gilding, marble and airhead fresco.
- In the fine arts, the cartoon is a full-sized preliminary drawing for a work to be executed afterward in fresco, oil, mosaic, stained glass, or tapestry.
- Presumably, stucco decoration was more resistant to steam than fresco.
- Southall, who experimented with true fresco and tempera, worked in Birmingham itself.