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fresco

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Definition a method of artistic painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster; or the painting made in such a manner
  • I love Michelangelo's ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Enormous frescoes of saints, warriors, and angels are painted across the walls.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • frescoes = wall paintings created with water colors or wet plaster
  • I pause beneath the frescoed nymphs and satyrs.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • I watch people take pictures of the frescoes.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • The ceiling on the first floor is impossibly high, dripping with chandeliers and frescoed with flirting nymphs and lusting satyrs.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • Indeed I can show you her portrait in a fresco of Ghirlandaio's.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Still drifting along and talking, they scarcely noticed that they were now in a part of the cave whose walls were not frescoed.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • 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!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • 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.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • These forms are more agreeable to the fancy and imagination than fresco paintings or other the most expensive furniture.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The walls had once been brightly painted, but most of the frescoes had peeled or faded.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Ironically, chubby cherubs look down at us from the frescoed ceiling.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • With the passage of time, Alba filled not only one but all her bedroom walls with an immense fresco.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • There was nothing above them but the frescoed ceiling, cracked and black in places as if it had been burned in a fire.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • It took a moment before I realized that it was a leafy replica of Michelangelo's fresco of Adam from the Sistine Chapel.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • 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.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Indeed I can show you her portrait in a fresco of Ghirlandaio's.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • We became meticulous and terse, diminished the scope of our movements, buttered our bread in the manner of technicians restoring a fresco.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Short verses to the painted women in the frescoes which spoke of love in all its confusions and brokenness.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The monks, Babi said, painted beautiful frescoes along the walls and roofs of their caves.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

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