FRESCO

FRESCO (n.)

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Of Fresco.
{Of Fresco what it is.} There is a Painting upon Walls called
Fresco : It was the ancient Græcians Noble way of Painting, and since much used by the Romans. […]..
[…].
{Whole Towns of this worke.} There have been
PAINTINGS of this worke, in severall Towns of GERMANY, rarely done ; but now ruined by Warre.
{Three Chambers in
Rome.} At Rome ; there are three Chambers, in the Popes Pallace, of Frescoe ; done by Raphael Urbin, and Julio Romano, (his disciple,) who finished his Master’s worke, and are yet called, Raphaells designes […].

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{Fresco} Of Frescoe.
{Painting upon Walls.} The way of
Painting upon walls, to endure weather, the Colours must be ground with lime-water, or milk, or whey, tempered and mix’d in pots, as in Size-colouring. […].

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Fresco.
A Sort of Painting, where the Colours are applyed upon fresh Mortar, that they may Incorporate with the Lime and Sand.

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Traveller,
           
You must know, that the Italians have a Way of Painting their Pallaces, both within and without, upon the bear Walls, and before Oyl Painting came up, most Masters wrought that Way ; and it is the most Masterly of all the ways of Painting, because it is done upon a Wall newly Plaistered, and you must Plaister no more, than what you can do in a Day ; the Colours being to Incorporate with the Mortar, and dry with it, and it cannot be Touched over again, as all other Ways of Painting may : This is that they call Painting in Fresco.
                        Friend,
            This must require a very Dexterous and quick Hand.
                        Traveller.
            Yes, and a good Judgment too ; f
or the Colours will show otherwise when they are Dry, than they did when they were Wet : Therefore there is great Practice required in Mannaging them, but then this Way makes amends for its Difficulties ; for the longer it stands, it acquires still more Beauty and Union, it resisting both Wind and Rain. 

École italienne

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For Works at a Great Distance Lanfranc had a Noble Manner of Handling ; as particularly in the Cupola of S. Andrea della Valle, which is in Fresco, and where the Colours are flung on with a Spunge instead of a Pencil, or a Brush ; not for a Whim, but as most proper to the purpose ; and an Eye (for example) appears Near, as one Rude Spot, but as it ought at its intended Distance.

term translated by FRESQUE in RICHARDSON, Jonathan, Traité de la Peinture, Par Mr. Richardson, le Père, Tomes I. et II. Contenant, Tome I. Un Essai sur la Théorie de la Peinture ; Tome II. Un Essai sur l'art de critiquer, en fait de Peinture ; & un Discours sur la Sience d'un Connoisseur. Traduit de l'Anglois; Revu & Corrigé par l'Auteur., trad. par RUTGERS, Antoine, Amsterdam, Herman Uytwerf, 1728, 2 vol., vol. I., p. 137.

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{Margaritone.} MARGARITONE, […]. Thus after having perform’d several PAINTINGS (which were all according to the Greekish Manner) a many Pieces in Fresco, or in wet Lime, and all with a great and singular Industry.

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