"Fresco" (from the Italian word) means "fresh", "dump". It is a painting with tempera on dump plaster. It should be
made just in a few hours, while the plaster is wet and imbibes color. The method of painting on a dry plaster also exists:
it is called "a cekko". The canvas consolidated on a wall or a hardboard is often used in modern monumental painting. It
allows to paint by oil or acril.
Western part of the Archangel Michael church, Mihailovskaya Sloboda, Moscow region, 2005
Western part of the Uspenskiy Cathedral church, Dmitrov, Moscow region, 2002-2003
Meal room in the Novo-Spasskiy monastery, Moscow, 2001
Kazanskiy church in Optina Pustin, Kaluga region, 1998
Temple of the Christ the Savior - making (partly) of paintings under the direction of the Deserved artist of
Romans and Greeks called "mosaic" pictures devoted to Muses. They did mosaic with small coloured stones, cause images
should have been eternal like Muses. At present mosaic is made with small coloured bricks of glass.
The sgraffito style (literally translated from Italian as "harrowed") is applied to the monumental art. Two or more
layers of miscellaneous color plasters are imposed on a wall. For example: lower - brown, then - green and upper - usually
white. When the plaster dries up, artist starts to harrow it by metallic scratchers. Then the silhouette of brown and
green images appears under a white background.
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