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Italia Ochre.

Buon Fresco NFS

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Rape of the Earth

Buon Fresco.  NFS

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Buon Fresco.  NFS

Buon fresco –Buon Fresco is the painting of an image on wet plaster using a ‘cartoon’. With this method the fresco may be applied to limestone, brick or stone walls. The painting surface is made up of a mixture of aged lime putty and washed river sand. There are two layers applied. Firstly the ‘arricio’ and then a finer mixture for the painting surface called the ‘intonico’. One paints onto this wet surface with a mixture of pure pigment and water. This technique was used in Egypt, Europe, Mexico and South America. It is from this technique that other modern methods have evolved.

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