Intonaco

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Description

The thin, fine-grain, upper layer of plaster prepared as a base for fresco painting. Intonaco is typically made from equal parts of lime and marble dust. The fresco pigments are added while the intonaco is still wet.

Synonyms and Related Terms

scialbo

Other Properties

Thickness is about 2-4 mm

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983

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