buon fresco

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The technique of painting water colors on plaster when it is almost but not quite dry; in such work, water-based colors unite with the base; any retouching is done when the plaster is dry (i.e., fresco secco).
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29) Condivi's statement that the first half of the ceiling was "imperfetta" is particularly puzzling, given that in the first half Michelangelo, while largely sticking to a buon fresco technique, took care, for example, to gild the balusters on the thrones of the prophets and sibyls.
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