The Art of Fresc2

The Art of Fresc2 - like to use it as an example It was the...

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The Art of Fresco: Choosing a Wall by Sr. Lucia Wiley, CHS Just as the longevity of an oil painting depends in part on the way one prepares the canvas, the wall on which the fresco will live effects the life of the fresco. Many frescoes have been lost or damaged because of the wall that holds them. On the other hand, a "healthy" wall will support a fresco for thousands of years. While Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" is not a fresco, I
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Unformatted text preview: like to use it as an example. It was the construction of the wall itself which has been largely responsible for the deterioration of the painting. The foundation wall upon which it is painted is rock, resting directly upon the ground. Moisture from the earth has crept up the wall, loosening the plaster and loosening the paint. Many frescoes have also been lost for this same reason....
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