This chronological and topographic compilation
presents the most famous single and cycles of frescos executed by
Italian masters in various centuries using a technique that involves
painting coloured pigments onto a layer of plaster not yet completely
dry. As an art form, it is rooted in the mists of time, but it was
rediscovered at the end of the Middle Ages and proved extremely popular
throughout the modern period.
From the paintings adorning the walls of Romanesque churches to the
great Baroque and Rococo cycles, the seven chapters of this volume, each
with an introduction and additional, informative passages, help acquire
a greater understanding and appreciation of this art form from the late
Romanesque period through to the end of the 18th century.