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FRESCO (Ital. for cool, " fresh ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 209 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRESCO (Ital. for cool, " fresh "), a term introduced into English, both generally (as in such phrases as al fresco, " in the fresh air "), and more especially as a technical term for a sort of mural painting on plaster. In the latter sense the Italians distinguished painting a secco (when the plaster had been allowed to dry) from a fresco (when it was newly laid and still wet). The nature and history of fresco-painting is dealt with in the article PAINTING.
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