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Fresco

painting

Fresco, painting dry earth pigments mixed with water on fresh, wet lime plaster. Fresco painting began with the Etruscans and Romans and was used extensively in Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Michelangelo's fresco decoration of the Sistine Chapel is a famous example of the technique. Among modern masters it has been used in Mexico by José Orozco and Diego Rivera.

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