by Fleur Kelly
What is fresco? Why use fresco?
The need for buildings to "breathe". Properties of lime.
The carbonation of lime.
pigments and mediums
work: Stud frames and portable surfaces for painting in fresco.
layers: arriccio, intonaco.
cartone, sinopia and spolvero.
techniques: stucco lucida and sgraffito.
and impressed three-dimensional work
history of the use of fresco
background reading on technique
Cennino d'Andrea Cennini: 7he Craftsman's Handbook (II Libro dell'Arte),
translated by D.V. Thompson Jr (Dover 1954). Vasati on Technique, translated
by Louisa Maclehouse (Dover 1960). Ralph Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of
Matetials and Techniques (4th revised edition, Faber and Faber 1982).