fresco definition

  • noun:
    • The art of painting on fresh, moist plaster with pigments dissolved in water.
    • A painting performed this way.
    • In artwork, the manner of using water-based pigment to damp or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
    • A painting made applying this method.
    • a very good, energizing condition associated with atmosphere; duskiness; coolness; color.
    • the skill of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries.
    • In modern parlance, incorrectly put on artwork on plaster in virtually any fashion.
    • A painting on plaster either in of senses a and b.
    • Coolness; a very good, refreshing state of environment; color. See al fresco.
    • an approach of painting on walls covered with a ground or coat of plaster or mortar, with that your colors become permanently incorporated if properly selected and applied; additionally, an image or design therefore painted.
    • a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
    • a durable approach to painting on a wall through watercolors on damp plaster
  • verb-transitive:
    • To decorate in fresco.
    • To paint in fresco, as walls.
  • verb:
    • To paint using fresco
    • paint onto damp plaster on a wall
  • others:
    • To paint in fresco, as a wall.

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