Fresco Painting

IB Visual Arts: Fresco Painting

Fresco painting is a technique using pure pigments diluted in water on freshly applied plaster, usually on wall surfaces. The colors are made by grinding dry-powder (mineral) pigments in pure water, dry and set with the plaster to become a permanent part of the wall. Fresco painting is traditionally used for making murals because it lends itself to a monumental style, and is very resistant over time. However, fresco...


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