what is a fresco?
or “fresh” in Italian, stems from the practice of painting with a mix of water and pigment onto freshly laid wall plaster.
Fresco paintings out-survive almost every other medium.
There are three different types of fresco painting:
Many early Renaissance painters used
techniques because of the broader range of colors available.
THE FIRST FRESCOS
As far as we know, the earliest fresco examples found in the Hierakonpolis tomb in Egypt date back to between 3500 and 3200 BCE.
While Classical Antiquity typically refers to Ancient Rome and Greece, this period also saw fresco paintings in Sri Lanka and India.
Fresco painting techniques saw a revival during the 19th and 20th centuries in England.
500 - 400 BCE:
55 - 79 CE:
1442 - 1443 CE:
1495 - 1496:
The Last Supper
1508 - 1512:
Sistine Chapel Ceiling
The School of Athens
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