noun, plural fres·coes, fres·cos.
verb (used with object), fres·coed, fres·co·ing.
- frequent flier,
- fresco secco,
- frescobaldi, girolamo,
- fresh as a daisy
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
noun plural -coes or -cos
Word Origin 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)).
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.