Origin of fresco
OTHER WORDS FROM frescofres·co·er, fres·co·ist, noun
How to use fresco in a sentence
The room is a Second Empire design from the 19th century, featuring rich gold columns, frescoes, and glass chandeliers.
Italian churches are known for many things: extravagant architecture, historical frescoes, and smooth-cut marble statues.Siena’s Disembodied Saint at the Basilica di San Domenico|Nina Strochlic|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even frescoes and icons from the early Middle Ages already have the basic look down pat.
Many of these buildings are covered with fine cement, and others are painted with miserable frescoes.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The sculpture and frescoes of the period of course exhibited the depraved taste and debased execution of the times.
They were sometimes, however, elaborately represented in excellent frescoes or sculpture.
In the frescoes of the Catacombs the man is represented in the act of obeying the command, Take up thy bed and walk.
In the still earlier frescoes of the Catacombs he is nowhere especially designated by name or attribute.
British Dictionary definitions for fresco
Word Origin for fresco
Cultural 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.