La Macina di San Cresci



 Introduction to techniques used in the creation of frescos.  The classical renaissance method used for the fresco medium,

tempera, encaustic and use of oil on walls, will be outlined.  Choice of the subject and preparation of the "cartoon".  Application of the arriccio to a mobile support.  Application of plaster, divided into various giornate, or "working days".  Transfer of the design (sinopia, direct drawing, direct and indirect incision, dusting of preparatory layers, shaking of the strings and division into squares).  Fresco painting with powdered pigments.  Preparation of a support for dry painting.  Tempera painting with animal glue.  Preparation of a "fresco medium" on a whitewashed support.


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