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Frescoe Collection

Frescoe, an ancient art form that has graced the walls and ceilings of various cultures throughout history

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Wheel of Life, Tibetan Art, China, Asia

Wheel of Life, Tibetan Art, China, Asia

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, The Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Fresco of a fisherman from Akrotiri

Fresco of a fisherman from Akrotiri, dating from around 1600 BC, island of Santorini (Thira), Cyclades, Greece, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Early 12th Century Frescoes in Bet Maryam, St. Marys Church, Lalibela

Early 12th Century Frescoes in Bet Maryam, St. Marys Church, Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Fresco of children boxing from Akrotiri

Fresco of children boxing from Akrotiri, dating from around 1600 BC, island of Santorini (Thira), Cyclades, Greece, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara

Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara (Brihadisvara), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Fresco at the Villa dei Misteri

Fresco at the Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii, a large Roman town destroyed in 79AD by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius, UNESCO World Heritage Site, near Naples, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Wall painting from Pompeii

Wall painting from Pompeii, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Dolphin fresco

Dolphin fresco, Knossos, Crete, Greece, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Mural showing the god Anubis leaning over mummy of Ramses II, in the Tomb of Sinjin

Mural showing the god Anubis leaning over mummy of Ramses II, in the Tomb of Sinjin, chief artist to Ramses II, Deir el Medina, Thebes, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Mural of the Ramayana on wall of the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mural of the Ramayana on wall of the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Mural paintings

Mural paintings, Corridor of the Procession, Minoan, Knossos, island of Crete, Greece, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Wall painting in the Tomb of Horemheb, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt

Wall painting in the Tomb of Horemheb, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, Africa

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Dolphins, Knossos

Dolphins, Knossos, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Fresco of bull

Fresco of bull, Knossos, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Wall painting, Sulamani Pahto, Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Wall painting, Sulamani Pahto, Bagan (Pagan), Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Fresco at the Villa dei Misteri

Fresco at the Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii, a large Roman town destroyed in 79AD by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius, UNESCO World Heritage Site, near Naples, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Fresco from the House of Venus

Fresco from the House of Venus, Pompeii, a large Roman town destroyed in 79AD by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius, near Naples, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Fresco detail

Fresco detail, Knossos, Crete, Greece, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Frescoes in cloister by High Renaissance painter Il Sodoma

Frescoes in cloister by High Renaissance painter Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) painted between 1505 and 1508, of the life of St. Benedict (San Benedetto), showing St

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Detail of frescoes in cloister by famous Renaissance

Detail of frescoes in cloister by famous Renaissance painter Luca Signorelli, of the life of St. Benedict (San Benedetto), showing the meeting between Totila, King of Goths, and San Benedetto

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Fresco from the House of Venus

Fresco from the House of Venus, Pompeii, a large Roman town destroyed in 79AD by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius, near Naples, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: The 'Mercury Pond' in the gardens of the Royal Alcazar of Seville, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

The "Mercury Pond" in the gardens of the Royal Alcazar of Seville, Andalucia, Spain, Europe. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Frescoes, Pompeii, Campania, Italy

Frescoes, Pompeii, Campania, Italy

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Serbia, Belgrade, Zemun, Church of Holy Virgin

Serbia, Belgrade, Zemun, Church of Holy Virgin

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Serbia, Belgrade, Belgrade Fortress, Lower town, St Petka Church

Serbia, Belgrade, Belgrade Fortress, Lower town, St Petka Church

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Frescoes In The Monastery Of St. John At Chora, Patmos, Dodecanese, Greek Islands

Frescoes In The Monastery Of St. John At Chora, Patmos, Dodecanese, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Tunisia, El Jem, Mosaics at Archaeology musuem

Tunisia, El Jem, Mosaics at Archaeology musuem

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family: Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures, detail (fresco)

Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family: Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures, detail (fresco)
3606340 Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family: Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures, detail (fresco) by Castello, Valerio (1624-59) & Mariani

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures from the Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family (fresco)

Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures from the Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family (fresco)
3606337 Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures from the Hall of the Fame of the Balbi Family (fresco) by Castello, Valerio (1624-59) & Mariani

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Scenes from the Chapel of Crocetta, 1679-80 (fresco)

Scenes from the Chapel of Crocetta, 1679-80 (fresco)
3606335 Scenes from the Chapel of Crocetta, 1679-80 (fresco) by Haffner, Enrico (1640-1702) & Guidobono, Bartolomeo (1654-1709); Santuario di Nostra Signora Madonna della Misericordia, Savona

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Vault with a bird-eye perspective of the Sanctuary, 1679-80 (fresco)

Vault with a bird-eye perspective of the Sanctuary, 1679-80 (fresco)
3606334 Vault with a bird-eye perspective of the Sanctuary, 1679-80 (fresco) by Haffner, Enrico (1640-1702) & Guidobono, Bartolomeo (1654-1709)

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Hall of Fame of the Balbi Family: Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures, detail, (fresco)

Hall of Fame of the Balbi Family: Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures, detail, (fresco)
3606339 Hall of Fame of the Balbi Family: Allegory of the Fame and Allegorical Figures, detail, (fresco) by Castello, Valerio (1624-59) & Mariani

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Detail of the vault with a bird-eye perspective of the Sanctuary, 1679-80 (fresco)

Detail of the vault with a bird-eye perspective of the Sanctuary, 1679-80 (fresco)
3606336 Detail of the vault with a bird-eye perspective of the Sanctuary, 1679-80 (fresco) by Haffner, Enrico (1640-1702) & Guidobono

Background imageFrescoe Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20106932

EyeUbiquitous_20106932
Czech Republic, Bohemia, Prague, Wallenstein Palace, exterior frescoes in the loggia

Background imageFrescoe Collection: LUINI, Bernardino (1480-1532). Nativity of Mary

LUINI, Bernardino (1480-1532). Nativity of Mary. 1520-1523. Birth of the Virgin. Frescoe transferred to canvas. Renaissance art. Fresco. ITALY. Milan. Pinacotheca of Brera. Proc: ITALY. Milan

Background imageFrescoe Collection: History of medicine. Parturient. Painting. 15th century. Flo

History of medicine. Parturient. Painting. 15th century. Florence. Italy

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Etruscan tomb

Etruscan tomb, Tarquinia, Italy, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Wall painting in interior, Christian church of Narga Selassie, island of Dek

Wall painting in interior, Christian church of Narga Selassie, island of Dek, Lake Tana, Gondar region, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Cycle of the Life of the Virgin, St. Joseph and the pretenders, c. 1445 (oil on poplar panel)

Cycle of the Life of the Virgin, St. Joseph and the pretenders, c. 1445 (oil on poplar panel)
XIR414536 Cycle of the Life of the Virgin, St. Joseph and the pretenders, c.1445 (oil on poplar panel) (b/w photo) by Giovanni Francesco da Rimini (c.1420-70); 59.3x29.8 cm; Louvre, Paris

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Monastery of St. Prodhomos, one of the old Orthodox churches of Voskopoja

Monastery of St. Prodhomos, one of the old Orthodox churches of Voskopoja, Albania, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Mig-17PF Frescoe at the Aerospace Museum of California, Sacramento, California

Mig-17PF Frescoe at the Aerospace Museum of California, Sacramento, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Old frescoes in the Quseir Amra castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jordan, Middle East

Old frescoes in the Quseir Amra castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Cloud maidens

Cloud maidens, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Frescoes at the Plaza Mayor on buildings of the 17th century

Frescoes at the Plaza Mayor on buildings of the 17th century, Madrid, Spain, Europe

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Jesus with angels

Jesus with angels, Christian frescoes in Sandal Church, Goreme Open Air Museum, Goreme, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey, Asia Minor, Eurasia

Background imageFrescoe Collection: Close-up of wall paintings (frescoes)

Close-up of wall paintings (frescoes), of Emperor Constantine and Teodosia holding the true cross, St. Barbara Church, Goreme Museum, Goreme, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey




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Frescoe, an ancient art form that has graced the walls and ceilings of various cultures throughout history. From the majestic Wheel of Life in Tibetan Art to the intricate frescoes found in China and Asia, this technique has captivated audiences for centuries. One cannot mention frescoes without acknowledging the awe-inspiring Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Painted by Michelangelo himself, it is a masterpiece that showcases his unparalleled talent and creativity. Traveling back in time, we encounter Early 12th Century Frescoes in Bet Maryam, St. Mary's Church, Lalibela. These vibrant artworks depict biblical scenes with remarkable detail and precision. Venturing further into history, we stumble upon the preserved treasures from Akrotiri. The Fresco of a fisherman captures a moment frozen in time while the Fresco of children boxing reveals glimpses into ancient sporting events. The Villa dei Misteri presents us with another captivating example - its mysterious frescoes leave viewers intrigued and longing for answers about their meaning and purpose. Not forgetting Pompeii's tragic fate, we find remnants of Wall paintings that have survived through time. They offer us a glimpse into daily life during Roman times and remind us how fleeting our existence can be. In India lies Sri Brihadeswara temple where Shiva lingam stands tall amidst stunning frescoes dating back to the 10th century. These murals tell stories of devotion and spirituality etched on temple walls. Transporting ourselves to Egypt's rich past, we discover mesmerizing mural paintings depicting Anubis leaning over Ramses II's mummy within the Tomb of Sinjin - an artistic tribute to one pharaoh's journey beyond life itself. Lastly, let us not overlook smaller yet equally enchanting works such as Dolphin fresco or other Mural paintings scattered across different corners of our world - each telling its own unique story through colors and brushstrokes. Frescoe truly transcends time and borders, connecting us to the artistic expressions of our ancestors.