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What Is Fresco?
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What Is Fresco?

A chemical reaction is at the core of this painting method that means fresh in Italian. Frescoes have been created throughout history, with the earliest examples on the island of Crete.

Discover how the method is like "painting with molten marble." Then take a look through the centuries at the changes in artistic styles and scenes. Many frescoes have survived in surprisingly good shape.

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History of Fresco Painting

History of Fresco Painting

Painting on walls is nothing new, and the technique of applying pigments directly to fresh plaster started really long ago. More...

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Researchers Find Why Ultramarine Blue Fades

Researchers Find Why Ultramarine Blue Fades

Created from the semiprecious stone lapis lazuli, ultramarine pigment fades over time. That's long been known. Why it happens, though, is just now being discovered. More...

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Science Daily
Look Closer at Art & Pigments

Look Closer at Art & Pigments

From discovering "a day's work" in frescoes to reading erased Dead Sea Scrolls to finding secret details in a painting, see how scientific techniques are used to analyze works of art. More...

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Nanotechnology Restores Flaking Frescos

Nanotechnology Restores Flaking Frescos

A group of Italian chemists has found a way to use nano-sized particles of slaked lime to re-adhere the flaking paint of frescoes. Take a look at how it works. More...

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Nature
Airport Scanning Technology Finds Hidden Artwork

Airport Scanning Technology Finds Hidden Artwork

Terahertz radiation — the same technology used for whole-body scans at airports — was used by historians to reveal an early fresco underneath the one on display at the Louvre. More...

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Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel

Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel

Commissioned by the Pope in 1508, Michelangelo painted monumental frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Discover details of this magnificent art, including the famous ceiling. More...

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Web Gallery of Art
Hidden Sparkle Revealed in Renaissance Frescoes

Hidden Sparkle Revealed in Renaissance Frescoes

Scientists found gold and silver details no longer visible to the human eye when they used a new technique to study frescoes in Italy's Monza Cathedral. Find out how TQR can help restore art. More...

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Wet Fresco Plaster Painting

Wet Fresco Plaster Painting

Want to create your own fresco? Get step-by-step directions for how to mix plaster of Paris with paint. More...

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