The Feminine and Fresco Creation

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The Feminine and Fresco Creation by Sr. Lucia Wiley, CHS Fresco painting is not romantic work, it is dirty, hard, physical labor, under the most trying of conditions. Noise on the site is very often deafening; extremes of heat and cold are common; bad light is all too often an unfortunate reality; wet work spaces and damp clothing must be tolerated; and the constant coming and going of people is disruptive. Needless to say creating a fresco is an arduous process. And as discussed in the other sections of the website, there are many, many critical components that require long term dedication to the mural before you actually begin to paint. So not only must the artist possess a vision and love for long term projects, she must have a strong intellect, a good measure of patience, masterful painting skills, and a good dose of physical strength. Throughout history, fresco—as with the majority of the fine arts—has been a male dominated medium. It has been viewed as a masculine process
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