wall painting


Definition of wall painting 

: fresco

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There are two dozen ancient artifacts: coins, fragments of wall paintings, even glassware. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "At Yale: on the threshold and under the volcano," 6 July 2018 That’s a wall painting by Günther Förg from the ’80s. Adam Popescu, New York Times, "Tobias Rehberger’s Friends Are Always With Him," 26 June 2018 But conservators worry that increases in humidity, which foster the growth of bacteria and fungi, will damage the wall paintings if the doors are opened frequently. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Take a VR Tour of an Egyptian Queen’s Elaborate Tomb," 12 July 2018 The project has added a filtration system to keep out dust, humidity and carbon dioxide and a barrier to keep visitors from continuing to damage the tomb's elaborate wall paintings. John Rogers, Fox News, "Decade-long makeover of King Tut's tomb nearly completed," 28 Mar. 2018 The project has added a filtration system to keep out dust, humidity and carbon dioxide and a barrier to keep visitors from continuing to damage the tomb’s elaborate wall paintings. Washington Post, "Decade-long makeover of King Tut’s tomb nearly completed," 27 Mar. 2018 The show will feature a range of signage, wall paintings and installations and will include a short documentary film on his life and work. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 Party poopers Four years ago, when Brazil hosted the World Cup, wall paintings and streets emblazoned in yellow and green sprouted around the nation well over a month before anyone touched the ball. Sebastian Smith, chicagotribune.com, "Brazil fans mostly unenthusiastic ahead of World Cup," 25 May 2018 Sol LeWitt, whose deceptively simple geometric sculptures and drawings and ecstatically colored and jazzy wall paintings established him as a lodestar of modern American art, died yesterday in New York. Jon Lender, courant.com, "Jon Lender: $480K For Blocks Of Color On UConn Lobby's Wall," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of wall painting

circa 1688, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wall painting was circa 1688

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English Language Learners Definition of wall painting

: a painting done directly on a wall

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