wall painting


Definition of wall painting

: fresco

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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 Alongside the wall paintings, statues, and magnificent stained glass within the structure, its Diocesan Museum has all kinds of artistic trinkets, from woodcarvings to epic tapestries. Gemma Askham, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Barcelona," 4 Mar. 2018 There are 15 temples in Tiger’s Nest, and all are beautiful, their wall paintings restored by UNESCO. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018 When Queen Nefertari died some 3,000 years ago, she was buried in an elaborate tomb adorned with beautiful, intricate wall paintings. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Take a VR Tour of an Egyptian Queen’s Elaborate Tomb," 12 July 2018 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

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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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