noun (plural frescoes or frescos)
- Another few decades would pass before Filippino Lippi finished the bottom tier of frescoes left incomplete by Masaccio and Masolino.
- Most of the frescoes on the ceiling are gone, but there are ornate chandeliers.
- The ‘wallpaper’ was frescoes by Paolo Veronese, acclaimed 16th century artist.
- As King notes: ‘The technique of fresco was as simple in conception as it was difficult in execution’, requiring the painter to work quickly on wet plaster before it dried.
- Presumably, stucco decoration was more resistant to steam than fresco.
- And this dining room is the most elegantly pretty in London, a marvellous fondant of gilding, marble and airhead fresco.
- He reportedly turned down an offer of 6,000 scudi to fresco a loggia for the Doria in Genoa.
- His assignment, to fresco a dome depicting Mary, Queen of Martyrs, was again supervised by Francisco Bayeu.
- Certainly, he had no experience of frescoing on such a vast area, having for a long period barely touched a paintbrush.
Late 16th century: Italian, literally 'cool, fresh'. The word was first recorded in the phrase in fresco, representing Italian affresco, al fresco 'on the fresh (plaster)'.
Words that rhyme with frescoalfresco, Ionesco
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