Students at Evander Childs High School, New York City, paint a mural depicting the history of western civilization. Reel 1, the materials (slaked lime, marble dust, and pigments) are prepared. Preliminary and full-size drawings and perforated tracings are made. The design is pounded through the perforations onto a recently plastered wall. Reel 2, the design lines are intensified and pigments applied and dried. Shows the finished mural.
National Archives Identifier: 12368
Local Identifier: 69.55
* Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent)
February 6, 2015 Subject:
Illustrated steps in creating a fresco mural
Great video concisely illustrates sequential steps in creating a fresco mural. This film provides an accurate outline of the fresco painting process. Well directed and filmed, it keeps viewer's attention throughout the entire running time.
Great resource for general audience and art professional to get a clear understanding of the fresco painting process.