Fresco



[fres-koh] /ˈfrɛs koʊ/

noun, plural frescoes, frescos.
1.
Also called buon fresco, true fresco. the art or technique of painting on a moist, plaster surface with colors ground up in water or a limewater mixture.
Compare .
2.
a picture or design so painted.
verb (used with object), frescoed, frescoing.
3.
to paint in fresco.
/ˈfrɛskəʊ/
noun (pl) -coes, -cos
1.
a very durable method of wall-painting using watercolours on wet plaster or, less properly, dry plaster (fresco secco), with a less durable result
2.
a painting done in this way
n.

1590s, in fresco, literally “in fresh,” with a sense of “painted on fresh mortar or plaster,” from Italian fresco “cool, fresh,” from Proto-Germanic *friskaz (see fresh (adj.1)).

A painting on wet plaster. When the plaster dries, the painting is bonded to the wall. Fresco was a popular method for painting large murals during the Renaissance. The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci, is a fresco, as are the paintings by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

1. An object-oriented API for graphical user interfaces, under development by the X Consortium as an open, multi-vendor standard.
2. An object-oriented specification language.
[“Refinement in Fresco”, in Object Oriented Specification Case Studies, K. Lano et al eds, P-H 1993].
(1996-04-28)

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