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  Fresco - LoveToKnow 1911
for cool, " fresh"), a term introduced into English, both generally (as in such phrases as al fresco," in the fresh air"), and more especially as a technical term for a sort of mural painting on plaster.
In the latter sense the Italians distinguished painting a secco (when the plaster had been allowed to dry) from a fresco (when it was newly laid and still wet).
The nature and history of fresco-painting is dealt with in the article Painting.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Fresco   (88 words)

  Fresco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fresco from Ajanta, c 200 BCE - 600 CE fresco (plural frescoes) is a term for several related painting types.
True fresco (buon fresco) technique consists of painting in pigment in a water medium on wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
Egyptian wall paintings in tombs are usually in secco, while the Roman wall paintings at Pompeii and Herculaneum are in fresco.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fresco   (429 words)

 ArtLex on Fresco
In the latter method, pigments are applied to thin layers of wet plaster so that they will be absorbed and the painting becomes part of the wall.
Leonardo devised an experimental medium which employed some aspects of fresco, but was far from being true fresco.
Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II della Rovere in 1508 to repaint the ceiling, and completed these famous frescos between 1508 and 1512.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/f/fresco.html   (421 words)

 fresco-desc.html   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In general, the term fresco is used to identify a method of mural painting in which water-based paint is applied to plaster.
For the true fresco method, a charcoal outline of the painting is traced onto a rough undercoat of plaster known as the arriciatto.
Fresco secco, on the other hand, is obviously less durable as paint applied to dry plaster easily flakes or rubs off over time.
cti.itc.virginia.edu /~jjd5t/roman-ptg/fresco-desc.html   (242 words)

 Sinopia.com | How to paint a Fresco
Fresco is a painting technique where colored pigments are painted directly onto a fresh, wet lime-plaster wall.
Fresco painting allows the artist to apply pigment colors in their most pristine form.
In fresco paintings, only alkali-fast pigments may be used, since other color will not withstand the chemical strength of slaked lime.
www.sinopia.com /fresco.html   (754 words)

 Fresco's Cucina Italiana Main Page
Fresco's, which has been voted Best of the Best by NJ Monthly Readers' Poll for the last five years, is a short stroll from the bustle of the mall, down historic Bank Street.
From the seafoods and homemade pastas of the South to elegant sauces and veal of the North, Fresco's is an opportunity to taste Italian-Mediterranean food as it is served in Italy today.
Fresco's is consistently rated the finest Italian restaurant in Southern New Jersey, everyone who visits this restaurant returns.
www.capemayrestaurantguide.com /frescos/frescos.html   (367 words)

 Buon Fresco
Through living in Italy and in her association with the school of Fresco in Figline di Prato, Kimberly has access to and knowledge of rarely seen frescos that are not in the tour guidebooks.
Finto Fresco (or False Fresco) is painted on a dry intonaco and is not considered to be Buon Fresco at all.
Buon Fresco technique, it utilizes multiple layers of tinted intonaco, as illustrated in the "study" on the terra cotta tile of the decorative lion.
www.alohatuscany.com /buonfresco.html   (390 words)

 The Art & Nature of Fresco Painting by Lucia Wiley
Fresco is the most beautiful and enduring of all the plastic arts.
Over the years while the fresco feeds the hearts and souls of those fortunate enough to abide under its splendor, the chemical process of carbonization continues within the wall, continually increasing the visual unity and luminosity of the work.
I believe fresco is the most universal, simplest, the most direct, the most natural expression of the artist.
www.muralist.org /fresco   (308 words)

 fresco. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In Renaissance Italy it was called buon fresco to distinguish it from fresco secco, which was executed upon dry plaster with pigments having a glue or casein base.
In true fresco the binder is provided by the lime of the plaster; in drying this forms a calcium carbonate that incorporates the pure pigments, mixed only with water, with the material of the wall.
During the Renaissance it was customary to prepare a cartoon of the same dimensions as the contemplated fresco.
www.bartleby.com /65/fr/fresco.html   (361 words)

 The Byzantine Fresco Chapel
These masterworks from the 13th century -- a dome and an apse -- were ripped and stolen out of a chapel near Lysi in the Turkish occupied section of Cyprus in the 1980's, cut into pieces, and smuggled off the island by thieves prepared to sell them piece by piece.
The fresco fragments were rescued from the thieves by The Menil Foundation with the knowledge and approval of the Church of Cyprus, the rightful owner of the frescoes.
The Church of Cyprus is allowing a long-term loan of the frescoes in the new building designed especially for them by architect François de Menil.
www.menil.org /byzantine.html   (176 words)

This technique is also called buon fresco or fresco buono (true fresco) to distinguish it from painting on dry plaster, which is called by analogy fresco secco or simply secco.
The variety of effects possible in fresco is easily demonstrated by a comparison of the Mantegna frescoes in the Camera degli Sposi in Mantua, the Pompeian frescoes of putti in the house of the Vettii, Goya's frescoes in the dome of the church of San Antonio de la Florida, and the murals of Orozco.
First, the fresco palette is limited to those colors that are not affected by the strong alkaline action of the lime in the plaster.
www.noteaccess.com /MATERIALS/Fresco.htm   (1347 words)

 Contemporary Fresco Painting Resource Center, The True Fresco Gallery, mural,fresco artist, decoration, fresco ...
Frescoes which are just about to slip through the cracks in Art History, but not in any way less important than the works of celebrated and remembered Masters of Italian Renaissance...
The fresco steps that I teach the kids are: making a cartoon, poking holes in the cartoon for pouncing, applying the intonaco coat of plaster on their tile, pouncing and painting.
The frescoes were recently uncovered in a room at the Church of the Birth of John the Baptist in Presnya, located on a quiet side street near the Moscow Zoo.
www.truefresco.com   (1616 words)

 Fresco - Luljeta Lleshanaku
Fresco is the first collection of her poetry to be published in English, though many of the translations included here previously appeared in literary journals and magazines.
There is enough that is striking here, that captures and conveys broad or simple sentiments, or even the weight of a great deal of history, but few of the poems satisfy in their entirety.
Fresco, with its useful introduction and afterword, offers a decent introduction to a clearly talented poet, despite the fact that her work has perhaps not quite broken through the immense barrier that is translation.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/albania/lleshl.htm   (689 words)

 Fresco Workshop Page 4
Frescoes are found all over the world in many artistic traditions: Tibetan monasteries abound with them; the Indian fresco buono is similar to the methods we use; Pre-Columbian frescoes are found in the New World; the Chinese of 3,000 years ago painted on lime- plastered walls of straw and cow-dung.
A one hour video of the Arts Foundation of Michigan's Fresco Workshop was shot and shows, in great detail, how to make the panel, lay on the plaster and paint.
Fresco Workshop is a program of the Arts Foundation of Michigan.
www.artservemichigan.org /fresco/afm/howto1a.html   (2395 words)

 Fresco Info   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fresco is currently under standardization process within the X Consortium, the ultimate aim being for it to be an open standard.
Fresco evolved from this but it is a new development and not simply an advanced version of the former.
Fresco is a joint development project under the supervision of the X Consortium.
people.cryst.bbk.ac.uk /~ubcg5ad/oli/fresco.html   (460 words)

 The Fresco
In buon, or pure, fresco, a fresh wet layer of plaster is applied to a prepared wall surface.
In another type of fresco, the paint is fused on a dry, or secco, surface with adhesive binder flakes.
Although the origins and development of the fresco are unclear, evidence of frescoes dates back to the Minoan civilization of Crete in the second millennium BC.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/6981/fresco.htm   (683 words)

 Sanford & A Lifetime of Color: Study Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fresco ("Fresh" in Italian) was a common painting technique in Gothic art and during the early Renaissance.
Then, while the plaster is still wet, the artist applies the pigment directly onto the plaster, mixing and spreading it quickly.
Fresco artists must paint quickly—once the plaster dries, the paint becomes part of the wall and the painting cannot be changed.
www.sanford-artedventures.com /study/g_fresco.html   (91 words)

 trueFresco.Org: Contemporary Fresco Gazette - Art Search and Art Links Directory - Free Art Hosting and Email
The curious thing if this resulted for him for the fresco; his easel paintings generally in oil were executed under the impressionist principle to exclude fl in the shadows.
For the Fresco School, June 2007 came with exciting event - release of hard cover edition of "The House That Faux Built", which includes a reproduction of the "Dolphin Fresco" by Fresco School's founder and head instructor, iLia Anossov.
The fulfilment of the fresco, patronised by Regione Toscana and by the Comune di Firenze in collaboration with Grandi Stazioni, enters into the restructuring and redevelopment plan of the main Italian train stations.
truefresco.org   (2321 words)

 Fresco Fiasco   (Site not responding. Last check: )
June 2001) that some Muslims in Italy are calling for the destruction of a medieval fresco in the Cathedral of Bologna on the grounds that it gives offence to Muslims.
In the letter they called for the “barbarous” fresco to be removed from the wall of the Bolognini chapel, inside the 14th-century cathedral of San Petronio.
He said that the fresco, painted in 1415, was one of Bologna’s greatest treasures, and the artist had merely reproduced the popular medieval vision of Hell.
www.secularislam.org /viewpoints/fresco.htm   (1496 words)

 ANT Software Limited - Fresco Web Browser for Content Rendering and User Interfaces; Robust, Small, Fast, HTML ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fresco is used by all leading IPTV middleware solutions and is fundamental to the presentation of core user interface functionality such as Electronic Programme Guides (EPG), Video on Demand (VoD) and on-screen menus as well as the development of revenue generating, enhanced interactive services.
ANT Fresco has been an inspiration during the creation of the award-nominated ANT Galio TV Application Manager.
Fresco is ideal for OEMs and service providers wanting to launch multiple client products or to source from multiple platform suppliers.
www.antlimited.com /products/fresco.htm   (532 words)

As not all colors are lime-proof, fresco does not permit as large a palette or as delicate a manipulation of transitional tones as the oil medium.
Only dry climates are hospitable to the medium, so fresco was used rarely in N Europe.
The art of fresco painting declined until the 20th cent., when it was revived in Mexico by Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0819682.html   (356 words)

 Reading Images - Fresco Technique
The "true fresco" technique consists of painting on a wet plaster surface (usually a wall or ceiling), using pigments mixed with limewater.
The chief advantage of cartoons was that they could be placed on the wet plaster, allowing the artist to keep the design before him rather than having it covered up by the fresh plaster as he worked.
The fresco's design was still placed on the wall, but it was transferred there from the cartoon (either by tracing it with a stylus, which pressed the lines into the soft plaster, or by pricking the lines with holes and pouncing them with charcoal dust to leave a dotted-line impression on the wall).
www.roanoke.edu /Staff/long/ReadingImages/ReadingTech.htm   (296 words)

 Fresco Cartoon - directions and use. Small and large fresco cartoons.
Fresco Cartoon is the most important step in creation of Fresco - it is your "blueprint" for all of the future work.
Although optional in other painting mediums, Cartoon is essential when paintng in Fresco not only as the main guideline for transferring the design onto freshly laid (fresco) plaster, but also as the main tool and method of understanding and orcestrating the steps for painting of the corresponding fresco.
The main difference between large fresco cartoon and small fresco cartoon is that the aproach is reversed.
www.fresco-techniques.com /fresco-cartoon.html   (974 words)

 About Nationvide Fresco Painting Workshop Program
For us this is the first step in creating a Road Map for the American Fresco School, for you this is the first step to learn the technique of fresco painting at reasonable cost.
But it has recently been learned that, at the end of last year, a stone slab forming part of the altar was heaved aside to reveal the first visible evidence for the claim: a monogram with the letters M, B and F intertwined.
Fresco Mortar or Plaster is made of high calcium lime putty and "aggregate" which, most commonly is washed river sand, marble meal, volcanic tuff or the combination of it.
truefresco.com /workshop/why_fresco_aboutus.html   (874 words)

 Welcome to the Best of New Orleans! Shoptalk 07 22 03
The walls are a golden yellow, the ambience is sunny and the décor includes posters that are fun and varied, including a framed 1938 sheriff's office mug shot of Frank Sinatra, a Beatles poster and familiar New Orleans favorites such as Louis Armstrong and a Tipitina's promotion.
He says his intent is to make Fresco an inviting hangout where people will enjoy a meal and linger.
In addition to gourmet pizzas and a host of innovative sandwiches, Fresco serves Mediterranean favorites such as hummus and baba ghanoush with pita bread, as well as lamb and eggplant dishes.
www.bestofneworleans.com /dispatch/2003-07-22/shoptalk.html   (798 words)

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