Giotto, The Nativity, 1305-1306, fresco, Arena (Scrovegni) Chapel, Padua, Italy, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Just a Second: Fresco

 Fresco (noun)

Italian word for “fresh,” fresco is a technique of painting in which an artist mixes ground pigments with water and paints them onto wet plaster.

Giotto’s beautifully expressive fresco paintings are actually part of the wall of the Scrovegni Chapel, which is the main reason they have survived over seven hundred years.

Merry Christmas!


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