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  • n. Plural form of fresco.


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  • The over-whelming feeling I had when I saw the complex architecture and intricate frescoes from the 13th-century was that Mayan culture was equal to the Spanish and it is unfortunate that the Mayans did not have the ability to keep their culture alive.

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  • The Georgian church, with its primitive and austere frescoes, is a fighting peasants 'church whose aim is sheer survival.

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  • Even though they are often referred to as frescoes, the Peruzzi scenes were actually painted "a secco", or on dry plaster, unlike his famous frescos in the Bardi Chapel, which is also in Santa Croce, or his works in St Francis in Assisi.

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  • On Thursday, Koch will discuss color in Italian frescoes (using images from his trip to Pompeii last year) and Native American portraits by George Catlin.

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  • In 1462, Ficino decorated the Medici villa at Careggi (home to the Platonic Academy) with astrological signs,10 an ornamental scheme also found in frescoes of the Sala dei Mesi at the Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara (1470) ,11 and in ceilings of the Medici palace at Florence (1456), whose lapis lazuli and gold-leaf ornament offered admirers a sparkling abstraction of the starry sky. 12 We can imagine a similar heavenly apparition in the gold and sapphire ceiling of the Urbino studiolo, especially when illuminated by a setting sun or candlelight.

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  • The walls and ceiling had been painted in frescoes.

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  • A favourite plant in the frescoes is the papyrus, treated in various decorative ways: but the papyrus did not, as far as we know, grow in Crete in the Minoan period, so the frescoes do not factually depict the Cretan landspace.

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  • Luke Duggleby for The Wall Street Journal About 1,000 of the havelis feature wall and ceiling paintings known as frescoes -- an Italian name that derives from their being painted on fresh plaster -- depicting Hindu religious themes or everyday life.

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  • Many of their pictures were frescoes, that is, the colors were mixed with water and applied to the plaster walls of churches and palaces.

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  • Prior to the sixteenth century, most of the pictures were painted directly upon the plaster walls of churches or of sumptuous dwellings and were called frescoes, although a few were executed on wooden panels.

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