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Fresco

A painting technique in which pigments suspended in water are applied to a damp lime-plaster surface. The pigments dry to become part of the plaster wall or surface. The Fresco technique uses watercolors to paint onto damp plaster. The word fresco describes any work made in this way, but is most commonly used for murals painted.

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