Including an unusual Transfiguration, which is a composite with the story of healing of a boy possessed by the devil.
Thirteen bays of four small frescoes each telling the Old Testament stories from the Creation to the building of the Temple, and four of the life of Christ.
Eight large frescoes in a style which assimilated what Raphael saw in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and an arch of sibyls.
Three stunning frescoes in a whole room with painted walls and ceiling: the Disputa, School of Athens, and Parnassus. Perfection.
A six metre (21 feet) high fresco is a major undertaking, particularly when it’s one of the first paintings to use accurate linear perspective. How was it done?
Many of the greatest and most important European works of art are painted on walls or ceilings. Explains secco, fresco, and how they influence the result.
The late Middle Ages saw many more frescoes and panel paintings survive, and tell stories in greater detail.
Ask which were the first landscape paintings in Western art, and most would suggest works of Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, or Joachim Patinir. But they were actually very late compared to frescoes of the Cycladic civilisation, some three millenia before.