is the art of painting on plastered walls. This medium was one of
ancient Greek civilization's art forms : interiors of villas and palaces
were covered with fanciful impressions of life and nature in the Greek
world. Fresco artists were widely patronized by royalty and the
wealthier members of society.
wall was prepared for painting with a thin layer of white lime plaster.
Then, using an obsidian chip or other sharp instrument, the artist
outlined the main features and sketched in important details. Next, the
colours were applied, often while the surface was still moist so that
they soaked in and made the painted images more durable.