- to paint in fresco.
Origin of fresco
Examples from the Web for frescoes
The room is a Second Empire design from the 19th century, featuring rich gold columns, frescoes, and glass chandeliers.Paris’s Secret Fashion Week Haunts
July 8, 2014
A copy of the frescoes seems to have been made at the time, but no trace of it has been found.Pagan and Christian Rome
Then, he would be putting his hands upon some of these frescoes.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
Its walls are adorned with frescoes by Albrecht Hildebrandt.Europe After 8:15
H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
There are still some frescoes by Dossi and another unknown master.Lucretia Borgia
The last of the frescoes is almost as fine a study of magnificent attitude.Luca Signorelli
- a very durable method of wall-painting using watercolours on wet plaster or, less properly, dry plaster (fresco secco), with a less durable result
- a painting done in this way
Word Origin and History for frescoes
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)).