from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art of painting on fresh, moist plaster with pigments dissolved in water.
- n. A painting executed in this way.
- transitive v. To paint in fresco.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In painting, the technique of applying water-based pigment to wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
- n. A painting made using this technique.
- v. To paint using fresco
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.
- n. The art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries.
- n. In modern parlance, incorrectly applied to painting on plaster in any manner.
- n. A painting on plaster in either of senses a and b.
- transitive v. To paint in fresco, as walls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Coolness; a cool, refreshing state of the air; shade. See al fresco.
- n. A method of painting on walls covered with a ground or coat of plaster or mortar, with which the colors become permanently incorporated if properly chosen and applied; also, a picture or design so painted.
- To paint in fresco, as a wall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
- v. paint onto wet plaster on a wall
- n. a durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster
I especially like the texture of the image, almost like a fresco from a forgotten time.
He explained the general rules of color composition in fresco, enamel, and pastel painting, showing how to use his wheel and chart together as a tool to select the appropriate color combinations for each technique.
The walls of one among them were entirely covered with scriptural pictures in fresco of rather coarse execution, but still tolerably preserved, excepting the heads, of which no doubt
The verses on the fresco are a prophecy on the birth of the Messiah, Christ.
The front of the arcosolium is closed by a wall, on the surface of which is an interesting fresco, which is here reproduced.
The fresco is a procession of boats with music and lights.
A carved "stemma," or coat of arms, over a side-door was all the parsonage had to show, and no trace of the fresco was anywhere discernible.
On our return to the anderoon the Shah's mother made me observe that the walls of the court had been recently painted in fresco.
'St. Peter and St. Paul,' Guercino's 'Hagar and Abraham;' a row of old columns which were broken and lying about till the French set them upon their legs; Leonardo da Vinci's fresco, which is entirely spoilt.
After this, on a pillar on the left-hand side of the principal chapel of the Araceli, he made a S. Louis in fresco, which is much praised, because it has in it a vivacity never displayed up to that time even by