Roman Fresco

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Roman Fresco

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Roman Fresco


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One of the most important attributes of the Romans was the ability to assimilate ideas and customs from the cultures and societies which they encountered. Roman Fresco was therefore highly influenced by the art from other cultures starting with classical Greek styles, art from the Etruscans and art from all over the Roman Empire.  The content of this article provides interesting facts and information about the Roman Fresco. 

Roman Fresco
Fresco, or water-color, on fresh plaster, was used for coloring walls, which were divided into compartments or panels. The composition of the stucco, and the method of preparing the walls for painting, is described by the ancient writers: "They first covered the walls with a layer of ordinary plaster, over which, when dry, were successively added three other layers of a finer quality, mixed with sand. Above these were placed three layers of a composition of chalk and marble-dust, the upper one being laid on before the under one was dry; by which process the different layers were so bound together that the whole mass formed one beautiful and solid slab, resembling marble, and was capable of being detached from the wall and transported in a wooden frame to any distance. The colors were applied when the composition was still wet. The fresco wall, when painted, was covered with an encaustic varnish, both to heighten the color and to preserve it from the effects of the sun or the weather; but this process required so much care, and was attended with so much expense, that it was used only in the better houses and palaces." 

Roman Fresco
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Roman Fresco

  • History, Facts and information about Roman Fresco
  • The times and people of Ancient Rome
  • The society, culture and life of the Romans
  • The Romans and life in Ancient Rome
  • Roman Fresco - Statues, architecture, Bas Relief, Paintings, Mosaics, metal , triumphal arches
  • Ancient history, facts and interesting information about the different types and forms of Roman Fresco

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