Art: Fresh Frescoes

Perfect example of the art which grew up in Mediterranean sunlight and in contempt of all barbarians North, East and South (see above) is the art of fresco painting. On the island of Crete and in Egypt as early as 2,900 B. C. artists were already masters in the technique of mixing sand, lime and water to form a smooth wall covering, painting it while still wet with wet pigments in extremely delicate and elaborate designs. From that day to this, however, the skill of the fresco painter has depended largely on his...

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