One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The technique of painting on dry plaster with pigments mixed in water.
- ‘Local artist Beatrice Winkler will open her new exhibition of fresco secco paintings tonight.’
- ‘More recently, she completed the electrifying Euclid's Comet, a fresco secco in the Media Union of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.’
- ‘American artist Steve Bogdanoff is known for his distinct interpretive fresco secco paintings.’
Mid 19th century: from Italian, literally ‘dry’, from Latin siccus.
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