American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The art or process of mural painting with pigments mixed with water glass.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of painting in which water-glass serves as the connecting medium between the color and its substratum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A style of painting on plastered walls or stone, in which the colors are rendered permanent by sprinklings of water, in which is mixed a proportion of soluble glass (a silicate of soda).
“His name is to this day associated with soluble glass, an alkaline silicate used in a special kind of fresco painting, called stereochromy, so much so that sometimes it is called Fuchs's soluble glass.”
“Soluble glass has also been used in Germany to a great extent for mural painting, known as stereochromy.”
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