Fresco
Fresco (plural frescos or frescoes) is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly-laid, or wet lime plaster. Water is used as the vehicle for the pigment to merge with the plaster, and with t...
10 paintings with hidden meanings
After revelations that an artist hid a Monica Lewinsky reference in an official portrait of Bill Clinton, Mark Hudson lists 10 more paintings with secrets
Romania, Bucovina painted monasteries - Sucevita Monastery
Photographer:Samuel Magal (samuel@sites-and-photos.com) Sucevița Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox convent situated in the Northeastern part of Romania. It is situated near the Suceviţa River, in the ...
Fresco - History of Frescoes from Pompeii & Herculaneum
Copies of Frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Since few paintings have survived from that era, Pompeii is one of the few precious sources for much of what we know about ancient painting and decorat...
Painted churches of northern Moldavia - Bucovina The Dream Land Intro
With their painted exterior walls, decorated with 15th- and 16th-century frescoes that are considered masterpieces of Byzantine art, these seven churches in ...
Sistine Chapel Choir
00:01:20 19/01/2009 Regensburger Domspatzen orchestra and choir perform Mozart's 'Great Mass in C minor' Saturday night. The 85 years of your life have not ...
Bonampak - Bonampak Zona Arqueologica
Bonampak Zona Arqueologica.
Sistine Chapel ceiling
The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art.The ceiling is that of the Sistine Chapel, the large papal chapel built within ...
Church frescos in Denmark
Church frescos or church wall paintings (Danish: kalkmalerier) are to be found in some 600 churches across Denmark, no doubt representing the highest concentration of surviving church murals anywhere ...
Church frescos in Sweden
Church frescos or church wall paintings (Swedish: kalkmålningar) are decorative paintings, mostly medieval, found in several Swedish churches where they adorn the vaults and sometimes walls of the...
Churches of Moldavia
The eight Romanian Orthodox Churches of Moldavia are located in Suceava County, northern Moldavia, and were built approximately between 1487 and 1583.Since 1993, they have been listed by UNESCO as a W...
Buon fresco
pigments, ground in water, are applied to wet plaster.It is distinguished from the fresco-secco (or a secco) and finto fresco techniques, in which paints are applied to dried plaster.
The buon fre...
Fresco-secco
Fresco-secco (or a secco or fresco finto) is a fresco painting technique in which pigments ground in water are tempered using egg yolk or whole egg mixed with water which are applied to plaster that h...
Illusionistic ceiling painting
Illusionistic ceiling painting, which includes the techniques of perspective di sotto in sù and quadratura, is the tradition in Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo art in which trompe l'oeil, perspective ...
Spånga Church
Spånga Church (Swedish: Spånga kyrka) is a church in the Spånga-Tensta borough in Stockholm, Sweden. The oldest part of the church origins from the time period 1175 – 1200. Large reconstruct...
Madonna del Parto
The Madonna del Parto ("Madonna of Parturition") is the name of an iconic depiction of the Virgin Mary shown as pregnant, which was developed in Italy, mainly in Tuscany in the 14th century. Examples ...
The Last Supper (Leonardo da Vinci)
The Last Supper (Italian: Il Cenacolo or L'Ultima Cena) is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. It is one of ...
The Crucifixion of St. Peter (Michelangelo)
The Crucifixion of St. Peter is a fresco painting by the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti (c. 1546–1550). It is housed in the Cappella Paolina, Vatican Palace, in the Vatican City, R...
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament
The Disputation of the Sacrament (Italian: La disputa del sacramento), or Disputa, is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was painted between 1509 and 1510 as only the first p...
The Coronation of Charlemagne
The Coronation of Charlemagne is a painting by the workshop of the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. Though it is believed that Raphael did make the designs for the composition, the fresco was proba...
Church frescos in Sweden
Church frescos or church wall paintings (Swedish: kalkmålningar) are decorative paintings, mostly medieval, found in several Swedish churches where they adorn the vaults and sometimes walls of the...
John Hawkwood
Sir John Hawkwood (born c. 1320, died 1394) was an English mercenary or condottiere who was active in 14th century Italy. The French chronicler Jean Froissart knew him as Jean Haccoude and the Italian...
The Meeting of Leo the Great and Attila
The Meeting of Leo I and Attila is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael and his assistant Giulio Romano. It was painted in 1514 as part of Raphael's commission to decorate the rooms that...
The Mass at Bolsena
The Mass at Bolsena is a painting by the Italian renaissance artist Raphael. It was painted between 1512 and 1514 as part of Raphael's commission to decorate with frescoes the rooms that are now know...
Southern apse from Pedret
The Southern apse from Pedret is a fresco painting which was acquired during the 1919-1923 campaign of the Junta de Museus. The artwork originated from the southern apsidiole of the Church of Sant Qui...
Stufetta del cardinal Bibbiena
The Stufetta del cardinal Bibbiena is a small room in the The Vatican, adorned with erotic frescoes painted by Raphael in 1516. It is found in the pope's chambers in what originally served as a washi...