Monday, January 7, 2013
Early Christian Art (pt. 13)
Giotto's Pietà is a fresco, which is a painting created when pigment is applied to a wall spread with fresh plaster. The fresco had to be completed before the plaster dried. If there was a mistake, the whole thing had to be redone. Because it dried so fast, it had to be done quickly, and there wasn't always time to add everything. Fresco means "fresh."