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Roman wall painting – Ancient Rome

By |2019-05-03T10:20:49-07:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

First Style Roman wall painting (now in the Louvre) Wall painting in ancient Rome There was also a lot of wall painting to decorate the walls of houses during this time. Art historians sometimes divide the wall painting of the first century AD into four different styles. That's because of the many different styles [...]

Wall painting in Ancient Egypt

By |2018-04-19T12:31:25-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Art, Egypt|

Early Egyptian wall painting: A person in a boat (Barramiya, Upper Egypt, ca. 4000 BC) Stone Age rock carvings The earliest art from North Africa is carvings of giraffes and other animals on stones in the Sahara desert starting about 10,000 BC. At about the same time in West Asia, artists were also carving [...]

Painting a fresco – Ancient Egypt project

By |2019-06-16T19:43:44-07:00June 10th, 2017|Art, Crafts, Egypt|

Fresco painting project: Egyptian fresco painting Ancient art project: Want to make your own fresco painting? This fresco painting project is pretty straightforward. Start by getting some plaster of Paris at an art store. What is fresco painting? Ancient Egyptian art All our ancient Egypt articles Plan out your painting Then draw out [...]

What is fresco painting? History of Art

By |2019-06-16T17:07:09-07:00May 25th, 2017|Art, History|

Fresco painting from Thera, Greece (about 1600 BC) Why are they called frescos? Fresco is the Italian word for "fresh", and that's because painters do fresco painting on fresh, wet plaster walls. What is plaster? Egyptian painting All our ancient Egypt articles Why paint on wet plaster? That way the colors really sink in [...]