Fresco Secco to Buon Fresco: Student Work Display

A project of Art Across Time: Prehistory-17th Century, ART 312

November 21, 2023

The students of ART 312 “Art Across Time: Prehistory-17th Century” have engaged with the rise of Fresco Secco (dry fresco) and the transition to Buon Fresco (wet fresco) in ancient art.

Upon learning about frescoes created by the ancient Minoans through the Roman Empire, students conducted research into the techniques, purpose, and locations of specific frescoes. For Research Project #2, students investigated and researched a fresco of their choosing created between 1,700 BCE to the Fourth Pompeian Style (c. 60 AD). As students conducted research, they examined the culture, archeological site, and purpose of their selected fresco. Post-research, students replicated their fresco by creating a Buon Fresco of their own.

When visiting the JFK Library Secrist Gallery, visitors may view handmade frescoes depicting scenes ranging from the wall art of Pompeii to the buried temples of Akrotiri.

Works by:

Cheyenne B.

  • Kalei B.
  • Chloe B.
  • Caitlin B.
  • Thomas C.
  • Emma E.
  • Cameron G.
  • Merry G.
  • Ari H.
  • Max K.
  • Marisa M.
  • Madi N.
  • Mya P.
  • Kyle S.
  • Kenzie T.C.
  • Alina V.
  • Hannah W.


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