wall painting


Definition of wall painting

: fresco

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At the same time, conservators were busy preserving the building’s beautiful wall paintings, which depict saints and other figurative and geometric scenes. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Pioneering Conservation Project Saves Earthquake-Damaged Peruvian Church," 28 June 2019 There is a rhythm in the repetition of the forms and spacing that feels both sculptural and like a wall painting. Darryl Ratcliff, Dallas News, "Latina artists in Dallas showcase 'were told ‘no,’ and they triumphed anyway’," 25 July 2019 Use a roller to cover the bulk of the wall painting in vertical sections and a smaller brush to paint near the tape. Madeleine Bokan, House Beautiful, "The Painted Picture Frame Wall Is The New Gallery Wall," 1 July 2019 Now, equipped with an air filtration and ventilation system, new barriers and a viewing platform, as well as restored wall paintings, the tomb is ready for the public once again. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "King Tut's Tomb Is Reopening—And This Time, It's Tourist-Proof," 1 Feb. 2019 Admire the vivid wall paintings and hieroglyphics of the neighboring tomb of Ramses VI; then make your way to the beautiful Temple of Hatshepsut, one of Egypt’s first female pharaohs. National Geographic, "Egypt Private Expedition," 12 June 2019 Some of the first evidence of bras can even be found in wall paintings, including a Roman mosaic in the Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily, dating back to the 4th century A.D., as well as in Crete, from the 1300s, of women wearing bandeau bras. Vogue, "The True History of the Ultimate Wardrobe Essential—Your Bra," 11 Mar. 2019 An influx of tourists over the course of decades had inundated the tomb with humidity, dust, and carbon dioxide; scratches and abrasions were also threatening the longevity of the wall paintings. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "King Tut's Tomb Is Reopening—And This Time, It's Tourist-Proof," 1 Feb. 2019 In the guest room, Marcelis’s Voie light with a Thomas Trum wall painting and a FOS stool. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "Apartment Tour: An Ethereal Home in Rotterdam," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of wall painting

circa 1688, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wall painting

: a painting done directly on a wall

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