noun, plural fres·coes, fres·cos.
verb (used with object), fres·coed, fres·co·ing.
Origin of fresco
Examples from the Web for fresco
And Pope Alexander VI had the painter Pinturicchio disguise his mistress as the Virgin Mary in one fresco.
As I read this, I imagined a fresco depicting the economic section of the document.Pope Francis Declares Consumers and Capitalists Need to Help the Poor|Daniel Gross|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This 13th-century fresco of a lion was painted near Burgos in Spain, probably by an itinerant English artist from Winchester.
The Daily Pic: A Spanish fresco captures the fearless Middle Ages.
Cecilia Gimenez botched the restoration of a 19th-century Spanish fresco.Spain: Woman Who Ruined Religious Fresco Wants Royalties|The Telegraph|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The fresco paintings within are the work of Durer and his pupils, but they are in poor preservation.Old Continental Towns|Walter M. Gallichan
Right in the busiest, most bustling part of the town, its fresco and bronze and iron quaintly suggestive of mediæval times.Violets and Other Tales|Alice Ruth Moore
The fresco by Giotto is much, but the vault it adorns was planned first.Ariadne Florentina|John Ruskin
Numerous colours are likewise injured by lime and fire, and cannot therefore be employed in fresco, or enamel painting.Field's Chromatography|George Field
In certain chapels of the Church of the Servi in the said city he wrought three flat niches in fresco.Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects|Giorgio Vasari
British Dictionary definitions for fresco
noun plural -coes or -cos
Word Origin for fresco
Word Origin and History for fresco
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)).
Culture definitions for fresco
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.