fresco


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fres·co

 (frĕs′kō)
n. pl. fres·coes or fres·cos
1. The art of painting on fresh, moist plaster with pigments dissolved in water.
2. A painting executed in this way.
tr.v. fres·coed, fres·co·ing, fres·coes
To paint in fresco.

[Italian, fresh (plaster), of Germanic origin.]

fres′co·er, fres′co·ist n.

fresco

(ˈfrɛskəʊ)
n, pl -coes or -cos
1. (Art Terms) a very durable method of wall-painting using watercolours on wet plaster or, less properly, dry plaster (fresco secco), with a less durable result
2. (Art Terms) a painting done in this way
[C16: from Italian: fresh plaster, coolness, from fresco (adj) fresh, cool, of Germanic origin]

fres•co

(ˈfrɛs koʊ)

n., pl. -coes, -cos,
n.
1. the art or technique of painting on a moist plaster surface with colors ground up in water or a limewater mixture.
2. a picture or design so painted.
v.t.
3. to paint in fresco.
[1590–1600; < Italian: cool, fresh (< Germanic)]

fresco

The technique of painting on moist lime plaster with colors ground in water or a limewater mixture. The paint and plaster bond chemically to become permanent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fresco - a mural done with watercolors on wet plasterfresco - a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
mural, wall painting - a painting that is applied to a wall surface
2.fresco - a durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster
painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
Verb1.fresco - paint onto wet plaster on a wall
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
paint - make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
Translations
رَسْم جِدار مائي
freska
freskokalkmaleri
freskó
freska, mynd
freska
freska
freska
fresk

fresco

[ˈfreskəʊ] N (frescoes or frescos (pl)) → fresco m

fresco

[ˈfrɛskəʊ] nfresque f

fresco

n (= technique)Freskomalerei f; (= painting)Fresko(gemälde) nt

fresco

[ˈfrɛskəʊ] naffresco

fresco

(ˈfreskəu) plural ˈfresco(e)s noun
a picture painted on a wall while the plaster is still wet.
References in classic literature ?
He was referring to the fresco of the "Ascension of St.
Twice the long hands of the clocks went round, Royalties thinned from their al fresco thrones, and buzzed or clattered away in their vehicles of state.
John's head as a boy--painted in fresco on a brick."
I ran to the door, but I sauntered through it, to plant myself before a Pompeiian fresco in the corridor; and there were the two attendants still gossiping outside the further door; nor did they hear the dull crash which I heard even as I watched them out of the corner of each eye.
To make it fair, Ruskin had relit the seven lamps of architecture, and written the seven labours of Hercules; for these windows through a whole youth Burne Jones had worshipped painted glass at Oxford, and to breathe romance into these frescos had Rossetti been born, and Dante born again.
The old neglected palazzo, with its lofty carved ceilings and frescoes on the walls, with its floors of mosaic, with its heavy yellow stuff curtains on the windows, with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms, hung with pictures--this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an enlightened amateur and patron of the arts, himself a modest artist who had renounced the world, his connections, and his ambition for the sake of the woman he loved.
Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until the exertion began to grow a trifle wearisome; then they wandered down a sinuous avenue holding their candles aloft and reading the tangled web-work of names, dates, post-office addresses, and mottoes with which the rocky walls had been frescoed (in candle-smoke).
Everything that sleep gives birth to that is lovely, its fairy scenes, its flowers and nectar, the wild voluptuousness or profound repose of the senses, had the painter elaborated on his frescoes. It was a composition as soft and pleasing in one part as dark and gloomy and terrible in another.
"Rome has agreed with you, I see--happiness, frescos, the antique--that sort of thing.
The decoration of the walls was most elaborate, and, unlike the frescoes in the other buildings I had examined, portrayed many human figures in the compositions.
Or, if passengers desire to visit Parma (famous for Correggio's frescoes) and Bologna, they can by rail go on to Florence, and rejoin the steamer at Leghorn, thus spending about three weeks amid the cities most famous for art in Italy.
Half a dozen chairs had been carelessly pushed back, there were empty champagne bottles upon the sideboard, the air was faintly odorous of tobacco smoke - blue wreaths were still curling upwards towards the frescoed ceiling.