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  • Everything he said echoed off of the giant frescoed walls and vaulted, carved ceilings.†   (source)
  • I had my own lake, three hundred rooms, frescoes of gold, mosaics done in pearls and diamonds—I could finally live like a human being!†   (source)
  • I could see a world of frescoes and murals surrounded us, their colors deep and vibrant above the dancing flame, and gradually the theme and content beside us came clear.†   (source)
  • There was nothing above them but the frescoed ceiling, cracked and black in places as if it had been burned in a fire.†   (source)
  • With the passage of time, Alba filled not only one but all her bedroom walls with an immense fresco.†   (source)
  • We became meticulous and terse, diminished the scope of our movements, buttered our bread in the manner of technicians restoring a fresco.†   (source)
  • In any case, the Rogation Sunday Islanders have never been known to cook anyone al fresco in any kind of utensil, as far as we know.†   (source)
  • Richter and the rest merely craned their necks and stared about a hall whose frescoed ceiling and gilded walls rivaled Versailles'.†   (source)
  • He smiled at me then—the sort of smile you see on the faces of saints in frescoes, and that makes you wish you knew their secret.†   (source)
  • With its elaborate frescoed ceiling and tall French doors overlooking a small lake and fountain, it could have been a chamber at Versailles, and as the ceremony proceeded ever so slowly, Adams had ample time to look about.†   (source)
  • Ironically, chubby cherubs look down at us from the frescoed ceiling.†   (source)
  • Asha leads me down a corridor of faded frescoes and into a cave I remember.†   (source)
  • Short verses to the painted women in the frescoes which spoke of love in all its confusions and brokenness.†   (source)
  • Underneath them, like a subterranean platform, holding them up, is a row of iconic-looking symbols painted in the flat style of Egyptian tomb frescoes, each one enclosed in a white sphere: a red rose, an orange maple leaf, a shell.†   (source)
  • It was later, when I was able to travel farther, that the presence of holiness and mystery seemed, as far as my vision was able to see, to descend into the windows of Chartres, the stone peasant figures in the capitals of Autun, the tall sheets of gold on the walls of Torcello that reflected the light of the sea; in the frescoes of Piero, of Giotto; in the shell of a church wall in Ireland still standing on a floor of sheep-cropped grass with no ceiling other than the changing sky.†   (source)
  • I watch people take pictures of the frescoes.   (source)
    frescoes = paintings made with watercolors on wet plaster
  • The walls had once been brightly painted, but most of the frescoes had peeled or faded.†   (source)
  • Robert Langdon gazed up at the massive fresco that covered the ceiling.†   (source)
  • Langdon stood with Vittoria beneath a sprawling Pinturicchio fresco and scanned the gutted shrine.†   (source)
  • Now, at last, the fresco has been cleaned down to Da Vinci's original layer of paint.†   (source)
  • Does this fresco tell us what the Grail really is?†   (source)
  • He gazed past the altar up to Michelangelo's renowned fresco, "The Last Judgment.†   (source)
  • Red marble floors sprawled out in all directions to walls adorned with vivid frescoes.†   (source)
  • Teabing pointed to the two individuals in the center of the fresco.†   (source)
  • This fresco, in fact, is the entire key to the Holy Grail mystery.†   (source)
  • "No," said Max, gazing out the door and up at the frescoes high above.†   (source)
  • Sitting back down, Max gazed around the tomb at its faded frescoes.†   (source)
  • The works seem as great as the Sigiriya frescoes.†   (source)
  • Beneath the nauseating grime and filth that caked the walls, Max could make out faded frescoes.†   (source)
  • Lifting the audio-guide headphones to point to a fresco, tapping my elbow to draw my attention to an interesting carving, stained glass, the intersecting ribs overhead.†   (source)
  • The Apotheosis of Washington—a 4,664-square-foot fresco that covers the canopy of the Capitol Rotunda—was completed in 1865 by Constantino Brumidi.†   (source)
  • The curved walls had once been painted with frescoes, which were now faded to eggshell white with only flecks of color.†   (source)
  • The swirling banister was all walnut, though hollow in the center to save on weight, and at the top of the red-carpeted steps was a magnificent Michaelangelico fresco.†   (source)
  • Her current project is a book on Andrea Mantegna, and he impresses her, remembering correctly that his frescoes are in Mantua, in the Palazzo Ducale.†   (source)
  • Then she lay down beside him—two kids, shoulder to shoulder on the narrow catwalk, staring up at Brumidi's enormous fresco.†   (source)
  • He usually enjoyed his students' startled reactions to this fresco's bizarre imagery, but at the moment he simply felt trapped in a nightmare he had yet to understand.†   (source)
  • Known as "The Michelangelo of the Capitol," Brumidi had laid claim to the Capitol Rotunda in the same way Michelangelo had laid claim to the Sistine Chapel, by painting a fresco on the room's most lofty canvas—the ceiling.†   (source)
  • His first name was world renowned ....the child prodigy who at the age of twenty-five was already doing commissions for Pope Julius II, and when he died at only thirty-eight, left behind the greatest collection of frescoes the world had ever seen.†   (source)
  • The decaying fresco portrayed Jesus and His disciples at the moment that Jesus announced one of them would betray Him.†   (source)
  • Professor, we have a man who believes this room contains a portal that has the potential to make him a god; we have a ceiling fresco that symbolizes the transformation of a man into a god; and we have a hand pointing straight at that painting.†   (source)
  • Water was cheaper, but the steam it created would have ruined the frescoes in the chapel, and the Vatican paid Roman pompieri a healthy stipend for swift and prudent service in all Vatican-owned buildings.†   (source)
  • Langdon had to admit, not many frescoes in the world fused scientific inventions with mythical gods and human apotheosis.†   (source)
  • I assume you recognize this fresco?†   (source)
  • Planet frescoes.†   (source)
  • Sophie glanced back to the fresco.†   (source)
  • Sophie was staring at the most famous fresco of all time—The Last Supper—Da Vinci's legendary painting from the wall of Santa Maria delle Grazie near Milan.†   (source)
  • I know the fresco, yes.†   (source)
  • Unlike Notre Dame with its colorful frescoes, gilded altar-work, and warm wood, Saint-Sulpice was stark and cold, conveying an almost barren quality reminiscent of the ascetic cathedrals of Spain.†   (source)
  • The arched walls were adorned with charred frescoes and mosaics and windows set into the curving walls so that the tower commanded a view in every direction.†   (source)
  • In groups of twenty or thirty, tourists swarmed through the ruins, milling around the villas, wandering the cobblestone paths, gawking at the colorful frescoes and mosaics.†   (source)
  • Far larger than a cathedral, the Archives stretched out before him in a gleaming array of tables and cases and books—thousands and thousands of books arranged around sweeping balconies that rose up and up in a gentle spiral until Max's gaze fell upon a lighted fresco depicting the School of Athens hundreds of feet above them.†   (source)
  • His hair was messy, but he had a magnificent smile, which immediately ranked him in the category of human beings who deserved to be painted into the gigantic fresco in her bedroom.†   (source)
  • Transito Soto conducted me to a room that was nondescript but clean; its only sign of extravagance was a series of frescoes that were poor copies of the ones at Pompeii, which some mediocre painter had reproduced on the walls, and a large, slightly rusty antique bathtub with running water.†   (source)
  • The frescoed walls echoed with the voices of cardinals from nations around the globe.†   (source)
  • I pause beneath the frescoed nymphs and satyrs.†   (source)
  • Robert Langdon had no idea where he was or how long he had been unconscious when he opened his eyes and found himself staring up at the underside of a baroque, frescoed cupola.†   (source)
  • Squinting at his surroundings he saw a plush Renaissance bedroom with Louis XVI furniture, hand-frescoed walls, and a colossal mahogany four-poster bed.†   (source)
  • Strokes of color all around, a frescoing of hats and faces and the green grandstand and tawny base paths.†   (source)
  • Saturated undercoats and beautiful flesh browns, skin strokes in every sort of unnameable shade and many grays as well, glaucous and sky smoke, because it's always winter in Chicago and the gang members belong to their terrain, to the pale brick and iced-over windows, and in this sense they could be brothers to the olive-skinned men in the frescoed gloom of some Umbrian church—Acey had the calm and somber eye of a cinquecentist.†   (source)
  • They arrived at a large, comfortable kitchen with frescoed walls, cascading plants, and gleaming copper cookery.†   (source)
  • The ceiling on the first floor is impossibly high, dripping with chandeliers and frescoed with flirting nymphs and lusting satyrs.†   (source)
  • Creation (detail; fresco, Italy, A.D.1508-1512).†   (source)
  • Any frescoes were good when they started to peel and flake off.†   (source)
  • The doors opened; a man in rather raffish summer livery of striped linen led us up the stairs from shadow into light; the piano nobile was in full sunshine, ablaze with frescoes of the school of Tintoretto.†   (source)
  • He stood uncertainly on the threshold of the dark corridor; through a window he could see that the sky was clear, though the mountains still blazed in lightning like a silver fresco.†   (source)
  • Picture the insides of those ancient churches— not the grey and gutted interiors to which we are accustomed —but insides blazing with colour, plastered with frescoes in which all the figures stood on tip-toe, fluttering with tapestry or with brocades from Bagdad.†   (source)
  • I began with Slade's place, had no luck, asked Slade to try to hang on to Dr. Stanton if he came in, and then moved through the other establishments of chromium, glass bricks, morros, colored lights, comfy Old English worm-eaten oak, sporting prints, comic frescoes, or three-piece orchestras.†   (source)
  • The old hospital wall with its grey-green weathering, its cracks and stains in which a thousand frescoes could be fancied, who responded to it, who looked into its soul, who loved it, who found the charm of its colors ever delicately dying away?†   (source)
  • The frescoes were not bad.†   (source)
  • They would hear of his doings though, of how in the next summer after he removed to the country he invaded a protracted al fresco church revival being held in a nearby grove and turned it into a week of amateur horse racing while to a dwindling congregation gaunt, fanaticfaced country preachers thundered anathema from the rustic pulpit at his oblivious and unregenerate head.†   (source)
  • I sat now in the chair and an orderly of some sort looked at me disapprovingly from behind a desk while I looked at the marble floor, the pillars with the marble busts, and the frescoes on the wall and waited for Miss Barkley.†   (source)
  • He was referring to the fresco of the "Ascension of St. John."†   (source)
  • "Why will he look at that fresco?" he said uneasily.†   (source)
  • And as for the frescoes, I see no truth in them.†   (source)
  • Indeed I can show you her portrait in a fresco of Ghirlandaio's.†   (source)
  • Rome has agreed with you, I see—happiness, frescos, the antique—that sort of thing.†   (source)
  • Madeline had looked as though she intended to say the same thing in longer words, but she considered the frescoes all over again and explained, "Well, it's very large—" He was ordering, with agony.†   (source)
  • It is only in accordance with general principles of human nature that the "bloofer lady" should be the popular role at these al fresco performances.†   (source)
  • It was a new and enormous waiting-room, with marble pilasters, and frescoes depicting the exploration of the Chaloosa River Valley by Pere Emile Fauthoux in 1740.†   (source)
  • Then he turned his attention to embroideries, and to the tapestries that performed the office of frescoes in the chill rooms of the Northern nations of Europe.†   (source)
  • But in later years I understood that the arresting strangeness, the special beauty of these frescoes lay in the great part played in each of them by its symbols, while the fact that these were depicted, not as symbols (for the thought symbolised was nowhere expressed), but as real things, actually felt or materially handled, added something more precise and more literal to their meaning, something more concrete and more striking to the lesson they imparted.†   (source)
  • Of course, it contained frescoes by Giotto, in the presence of whose tactile values she was capable of feeling what was proper.†   (source)
  • He stood gazing at her; traces of the old fresco were apparent in her face and limbs, and these he tried incessantly, afterwards, to recapture, both when he was with Odette, and when he was only thinking of her in her absence; and, albeit his admiration for the Florentine masterpiece was probably based upon his discovery that it had been reproduced in her, the similarity enhanced her beauty also, and rendered her more precious in his sight.†   (source)
  • But in this fresco, too, the symbol occupies so large a place and is represented with such realism; the serpent hissing between the lips of Envy is so huge, and so completely fills her wide-opened mouth that the muscles of her face are strained and contorted, like a child's who is filling a balloon with his breath, and that Envy, and we ourselves for that matter, when we look at her, since all her attention and ours are concentrated on the action of her lips, have no time, almost, to spare for envious thoughts.†   (source)
  • In one, beneath an architectural dais, I gazed upon a fresco over which was partly drawn a curtain of morning sunlight, dusty, aslant, and gradually spreading; in the other (for, since I thought of names not as an inaccessible ideal but as a real and enveloping substance into which I was about to plunge, the life not yet lived, the life intact and pure which I enclosed in them, gave to the most materia†   (source)
  • It has no grass, no flowers, no frescoes, no glittering walls of marble or comforting patches of ruddy brick.†   (source)
  • And as each new character is merely a metamorphosis from something older, in these little grey balls I recognised green buds plucked before their time; but beyond all else the rosy, moony, tender glow which lit up the blossoms among the frail forest of stems from which they hung like little golden roses—marking, as the radiance upon an old wall still marks the place of a vanished fresco, the difference between those parts of the tree which had and those which had not been 'in bloom'—shewed me that these were petals which, before their flowering-time, the chemist's package had embalmed on warm evenings of spring.†   (source)
  • Poor Giotto's Charity, as Swann had named her, charged by Francoise with the task of preparing them for the table, would have them lying beside her in a basket; sitting with a mournful air, as though all the sorrows of the world were heaped upon her; and the light crowns of azure which capped the asparagus shoots above their pink jackets would be finely and separately outlined, star by star, as in Giotto's fresco are the flowers banded about the brows, or patterning the basket of his Virtue at Padua.†   (source)
  • Observe how Giotto in these frescoes—now, unhappily, ruined by restoration—is untroubled by the snares of anatomy and perspective.†   (source)
  • Giorgione's "Tempesta," the "Idolino," some of the Sistine frescoes and the Apoxyomenos, were added to it.†   (source)
  • As she stood there beside him, brushing his cheek with the loosened tresses of her hair, bending one knee in what was almost a dancer's pose, so that she could lean without tiring herself over the picture, at which she was gazing, with bended head, out of those great eyes, which seemed so weary and so sullen when there was nothing to animate her, Swann was struck by her resemblance to the figure of Zipporah, Jethro's Daughter, which is to be seen in one of the Sixtine frescoes.†   (source)
  • He seemed precisely to have sprung from that vanished race—if, indeed, it ever existed, save in the reredos of San Zeno and the frescoes of the Eremitani, where Swann had come in contact with it, and where it still dreams—fruit of the impregnation of a classical statue by some one of the Master's Paduan models, or of Albert Duerer's Saxons.†   (source)
  • But I was still on the way, only, to the supreme pinnacle of happiness; I reached it finally (for not until then did the revelation burst upon me that on the clattering streets, reddened by the light reflected from Giorgione's frescoes, it was not, as I had, despite so many promptings, continued to imagine, the men "majestic and terrible as the sea, bearing armour that gleamed with bronze beneath the folds of their blood-red cloaks," who would be walking in Venice next week, on the Easter vigil; but that I myself might be the minute personage whom, in an enlarged photograph o†   (source)
  • The old neglected palazzo, with its lofty carved ceilings and frescoes on the walls, with its floors of mosaic, with its heavy yellow stuff curtains on the windows, with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms, hung with pictures—this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an enlightened amateur and patron of the arts, himself a modest artist who had renounced the world, his connections, and his ambition for the sake of the woman he loved.†   (source)
  • The country-house in which Anna Sergyevna lived stood on an exposed hill at no great distance from a yellow stone church with a green roof, white columns, and a fresco over the principal entrance representing the 'Resurrection of Christ' in the 'Italian' style.†   (source)
  • There were no windows on the side opposite to the river, but arches below leading into chambers, one of which showed a glimpse of a garden beyond, and above them a long space of wall gaily painted (in fresco, I thought) with similar subjects to those of the frieze outside; everything about the place was handsome and generously solid as to material; and though it was not very large (somewhat smaller than Crosby Hall perhaps), one felt in it that exhilarating sense of space and freedom which satisfactory architecture always gives to an unanxious man who is in the habit of using his eyes.†   (source)
  • It contains celebrated frescos designed or painted by Raphael, which most persons think it worth while to visit.†   (source)
  • Our ancient mural frescoes show us the two Dukes of Bretagne and Bourbon, armed, emblazoned and crested in war-like guise, on horseback and approaching each other, their battle-axes in hand, masked with iron, gloved with iron, booted with iron, the one caparisoned in ermine, the other draped in azure: Bretagne with his lion between the two horns of his crown, Bourbon helmeted with a monster fleur de lys on his visor.†   (source)
  • These forms are more agreeable to the fancy and imagination than fresco paintings or other the most expensive furniture.†   (source)
  • The articles of furniture, which stood out from the walls, were duplicated on the floor distinctly as if they floated unrippled water; even the panelling of the walls, the figures upon them in painting and bas-relief, and the fresco of the ceiling were reflected on the floor.†   (source)
  • It seemed to him of evil omen that the young lady he wished to marry, and whose fastidious father he doubted of his ability to conciliate, should be immured in a kind of domestic fortress, a pile which bore a stern old Roman name, which smelt of historic deeds, of crime and craft and violence, which was mentioned in "Murray" and visited by tourists who looked, on a vague survey, disappointed and depressed, and which had frescoes by Caravaggio in the piano nobile and a row of mutilated statues and dusty urns in the wide, nobly-arched loggia overhanging the damp court where a fountain gushed out of a mossy niche.†   (source)
  • Under a bright mid-day sun, at almost Midsummer, Mr. Woodhouse was safely conveyed in his carriage, with one window down, to partake of this al-fresco party; and in one of the most comfortable rooms in the Abbey, especially prepared for him by a fire all the morning, he was happily placed, quite at his ease, ready to talk with pleasure of what had been achieved, and advise every body to come and sit down, and not to heat themselves.†   (source)
  • She performed all those acts of mental prostration in which, on a first visit to Italy, youth and enthusiasm so freely indulge; she felt her heart beat in the presence of immortal genius and knew the sweetness of rising tears in eyes to which faded fresco and darkened marble grew dim.†   (source)
  • At first when I enter a room where the walls are covered with frescos, or with rare pictures, I feel a kind of awe—like a child present at great ceremonies where there are grand robes and processions; I feel myself in the presence of some higher life than my own.†   (source)
  • But the return, every day, was even pleasanter than the going forth; the return into the wide, monumental court of the great house in which Mrs. Touchett, many years before, had established herself, and into the high, cool rooms where the carven rafters and pompous frescoes of the sixteenth century looked down on the familiar commodities of the age of advertisement.†   (source)
  • Sebastian unbarred one, and folded it back; the mellow afternoon sun flooded in, over the bare floor, the vast, twin fireplaces of sculptured marble, the coved ceiling frescoed with classic deities and heroes, the gilt mirrors and scagliola pilasters, the islands of sheeted furniture.†   (source)
  • of pearls about her smooth white throat and real carnations in her hair—rumor whispered that the master had sent all the way to town for them for her—"climbed the slimy ladder, dark without one ray of light," Anne shivered in luxurious sympathy; when the choir sang "Far Above the Gentle Daisies" Anne gazed at the ceiling as if it were frescoed with angels; when Sam Sloane proceeded to explain and illustrate "How Sockery Set a Hen" Anne laughed until people sitting near her laughed too, more out of sympathy with her than with amusement at a selection that was rather threadbare even in Avonlea; and when Mr. Phillips gave Mark Antony's oration over the dead body of Caesar in the mos†   (source)
  • Still drifting along and talking, they scarcely noticed that they were now in a part of the cave whose walls were not frescoed.†   (source)
  • There was to be an addition—a small snuggery; there was to be frescoing, and hardwood flooring was to be put into such rooms as had not yet been subjected to this improvement.†   (source)
  • Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until the exertion began to grow a trifle wearisome; then they wandered down a sinuous avenue holding their candles aloft and reading the tangled web-work of names, dates, post-office addresses, and mottoes with which the rocky walls had been frescoed (in candle-smoke).†   (source)
  • The old gentlewoman took a dreary and proud satisfaction in leading Phoebe from room to room of the house, and recounting the traditions with which, as we may say, the walls were lugubriously frescoed.†   (source)
  • The floor was tessellated with marble blocks; the walls, unbroken by a window, were frescoed in panels of saffron yellow; a divan occupied the centre of the apartment, covered with cushions of bright-yellow cloth, and fashioned in form of the letter U, the opening towards the doorway; in the arch of the divan, or, as it were, in the bend of the letter, there was an immense bronze tripod, curiously inlaid with gold and silver, over which a chandelier dropped from the ceiling, having seven arms, each holding a lighted lamp.†   (source)
  • Through the soft evening air enwinding all,
    Rocks, woods, fort, cannon, pacing sentries, endless wilds,
    In dulcet streams, in flutes' and cornets' notes,
    Electric, pensive, turbulent, artificial,
    (Yet strangely fitting even here, meanings unknown before,
    Subtler than ever, more harmony, as if born here, related here,
    Not to the city's fresco'd rooms, not to the audience of the opera house,
    Sounds, echoes, wandering strains, as really here at home,
    Sonnambula's innocent love, trios with Norma's anguish,
    And thy ecstatic chorus Poliuto;)
    Ray'd in the limpid yellow slanting sundown,
    Music, Italian music in Dakota.†   (source)
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