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]


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  • secco painting — secco painting, painting on dry plaster with water colors …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   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 — [sek′kō̂] adj. [It < L siccus: see SICCATIVE] dry n. painting done on dry plaster …   English World dictionary

  • painting — n 1. picture, picturization, depiction, delineation, representation, portrayal, illustration; sketch, drawing, image, likeness; work, study, design, composition; work of art, object of art, Fr. objet d art. masterpiece, masterwork, Archaic.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • secco — I. /ˈsɛkoʊ/ (say sekoh) adjective 1. Music unaccompanied: recitativo secco. 2. Painting executed on dry plaster: fresco secco. {Italian: dry} II. /ˈsɛkoʊ/ (say sekoh) noun → secko …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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