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Toward the end of the Middle Ages, Western painting won independence from
the wall and the manuscript, and its later history is largely that of movable,
portable panel and canvas, framed and complete in itself. Two related Mosaic,
Two major kinds of painting characterize the early Classical period: red-figure
vase painting and wall painting. No ancient Greek wall painting survives, even in
reasonable copies, but something of its nature can be deduced from
courses as headers (stone or brick laid with its end toward the face of the wall)
and stretchers (stone or brick laid with its length parallel to the face of the wall).
This type of masonry was called opus quadratum. Concrete walls, except below ...
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