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Fresco painting is a technique that has been used for centuries in art and involves applying pigments onto freshly laid plaster. The term "fresco" comes from the Italian word for "fresh." This technique was particularly popular during the Renaissance period in Italy and has been used by many notable artists, including Michelangelo, Raphael, and Giotto. Fresco painting has been used to decorate the interiors of churches, palaces, and public buildings, as well as create narrative cycles and decorative elements. Fresco painting is known for its vibrant colors and the ability to capture intricate details. The technique fell out of favor during the Baroque period but experienced a revival during the 20th century with artists such as Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco creating large-scale frescoes. An example of a famous Fresco Paintings is "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci: Although the technique used in this artwork is not true fresco, it is often mentioned in the context of fresco painting due to its scale and significance. Another example of a famous Fresco Painting is "The School of Athens" by Raphael: Located in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, this fresco is part of the Stanza della Segnatura, a room used by Pope Julius II. It portrays a gathering of ancient Greek philosophers and represents the ideals of knowledge, philosophy, and wisdom. But maybe the most important Fresco Painting is the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo: This monumental fresco covers the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. It features various scenes from the Book of Genesis, including the famous "Creation of Adam" where the fingers of God and Adam almost touch. The frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling are considered one of the greatest achievements in Western art.
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  1. The Creation of Adam - detailThe Creation of Adam - detail
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  2. The creation of AdamThe creation of Adam
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  3. The Last JudgementThe Last Judgement
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  4. The Last SupperThe Last Supper
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  5. The Creation of AdamThe Creation of Adam
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  6. The Last JudgementThe Last Judgement
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  7. Aggsbach Altar - crucifixion sceneAggsbach Altar - crucifixion scene
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  8. Lemmi frescoes from the villa near FlorenceLemmi frescoes from the villa near Florence
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  9. The Youth of MosesThe Youth of Moses
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  10. Stanza della Segnatura in the VaticanStanza della Segnatura in the Vatican
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  11. The zanobi-altarThe zanobi-altar
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  12. Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel in RomeFrescoes in the Sistine Chapel in Rome
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  13. The Baptism of ChristThe Baptism of Christ
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  14. The Baptism of ChristThe Baptism of Christ
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  15. Anthony AltarAnthony Altar
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  16. Anthony AltarAnthony Altar
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  17. Design for the fresco cycle in MilanDesign for the fresco cycle in Milan
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  18. Madonna and childMadonna and child
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  19. AltarAltar
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  20. Design for the fresco cycle in MilanDesign for the fresco cycle in Milan
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  21. Sistine Chapel - The Prophet IsaiahSistine Chapel - The Prophet Isaiah
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  22. Personification of the virtues of BenedictinePersonification of the virtues of Benedictine
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  23. Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
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  24. Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
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  25. Cappella PaolinaCappella Paolina
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  26. Dome dome fresco frescoDome dome fresco fresco
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  27. AltarAltar
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  28. San Zeno Altarpiece CrucifixionSan Zeno Altarpiece Crucifixion
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  29. Bernhard altarBernhard altar
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  30. Dome dome fresco frescoDome dome fresco fresco
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  31. Stanza della Segnatura in the VaticanStanza della Segnatura in the Vatican
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  32. Stanza della Segnatura in the VaticanStanza della Segnatura in the Vatican
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  33. Frescoes in the Villa FarnesinaFrescoes in the Villa Farnesina
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  34. Fresco cycle in the former Palazzo Bindi SegardiFresco cycle in the former Palazzo Bindi Segardi
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  35. John AltarJohn Altar
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  36. John AltarJohn Altar
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  37. Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
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  38. Ordination boardOrdination board
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  39. Isenheim AltarIsenheim Altar
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  40. Worship of the HolyWorship of the Holy
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  41. Luke AltarLuke Altar
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  42. Frescoes in the Villa FarnesinaFrescoes in the Villa Farnesina
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  43. Frescoes in the convent of San Marco in FlorenceFrescoes in the convent of San Marco in Florence
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  44. Ghent AltarpieceGhent Altarpiece
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  45. AltarAltar
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  46. Sistine ChapelSistine Chapel
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  47. A panelA panel
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  48. Frescoes in the Casino MassimoFrescoes in the Casino Massimo
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  49. Sistine Chapel The Schoepfergott creates AdamSistine Chapel The Schoepfergott creates Adam
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  50. Ordination boardOrdination board
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  51. Coral CatchCoral Catch
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  52. Finding of the Holy CrossFinding of the Holy Cross
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  53. AnnunciationAnnunciation
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  54. AnnunciationAnnunciation
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  55. St. John the EvangelistSt. John the Evangelist
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  56. Frescoes of the Palazzo Vecchio in FlorenceFrescoes of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence
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  57. Frescoes in the Oratory of St. Benedict in SienaFrescoes in the Oratory of St. Benedict in Siena
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  58. Ghent AltarpieceGhent Altarpiece
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  59. Ghent AltarpieceGhent Altarpiece
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  60. Sistine Chapel - The Prophet EzekielSistine Chapel - The Prophet Ezekiel
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