Painting in secco
Secco Sec"co, a. [It.] Dry. [1913 Webster]

{Secco painting}, or {Painting in secco}, painting on dry plaster, as distinguished from {fresco painting}, which is on wet or fresh plaster. [1913 Webster]


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  • Secco painting — Secco Sec co, a. [It.] Dry. [1913 Webster] {Secco painting}, or {Painting in secco}, painting on dry plaster, as distinguished from {fresco painting}, which is on wet or fresh plaster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Secco — Sec co, a. [It.] Dry. [1913 Webster] {Secco painting}, or {Painting in secco}, painting on dry plaster, as distinguished from {fresco painting}, which is on wet or fresh plaster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painting — /payn ting/, n. 1. a picture or design executed in paints. 2. the act, art, or work of a person who paints. 3. the works of art painted in a particular manner, place, or period: a book on Flemish painting. 4. an instance of covering a surface… …   Universalium

  • Painting — For other uses, see Painting (disambiguation). The Mona Lisa, by Italian painter Leonardo da Vinci, is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the world. Painting is the practice of applying paint, pig …   Wikipedia

  • secco — I. noun Etymology: Italian, from secco dry, from Latin siccus more at sack Date: 1852 the art of painting on dry plaster II. adjective or adverb Etymology: Italian, literally, dry Date: circa 1854 1. short and very staccato used as a direction in …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • secco — [ sɛkəʊ] (also fresco secco) noun the technique of painting on dry plaster with pigments mixed in water. Origin C19: from Ital., lit. dry , from L. siccus …   English new terms dictionary

  • secco — n. the technique of painting on dry plaster with pigments mixed in water. Etymology: It., = dry, f. L siccus …   Useful english dictionary

  • fresco painting — Method of wall painting in which water based pigments are applied to wet, freshly laid lime plaster. The dry powder colours, when mixed with water, penetrate the surface and become a permanent part of the wall. This technique is also known as… …   Universalium

  • Kerala mural painting — Typical Kerala mural style painting. Kerala mural paintings are the frescos depicting mythology and legends, which are drawn on the walls of temples and churches in South India, principally in Kerala. Ancient temples, churches and palaces in… …   Wikipedia

  • al secco — I. alˈseˌkō adjective Etymology: Italian, in the secco manner of a painting : executed in the secco manner an al secco mural compare alfresco II. adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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