Frescoes

A form of mural in which the paint is applied to wet plaster and dries in place.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
261
Names
fresco
frescoes
fresco paintings
fresco's Dutch
affreschi Italian
affresco Italian
frescos Spanish
pintura al fresco Spanish

More Definitions

Paintings made by the technique of fresco painting, which is a mural painting technique in which permanent pigments, dispersed in water, are painted on freshly laid lime plaster.

view all →

Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300177433. The J. Paul Getty Trust.