Fresco. A painting done on a wall. A fresco is made using pigments mixed with water painted onto a wall when the plaster is still wet. A fresco painted on dry plaster, called fresco secco, is less durable than a wet or 'true' fresco, or buon fresco. In this latter method, pigments are absorbed and the painting becomes part of the wall. The term 'Fresco' also refers to the technique used to create such a painting.

"The Last Supper" (1498) Fresco. Leonardo Da Vinci

Related Terms: Medium, Pigment, Binder, Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Tempera, Watercolor, Gouache, Encaustic.

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