Coffee fresco

A term coined in January 2014 by Helene Nørgaard during a private visit in the Eur city district of Rome. Coffee fresco refers directly to espresso coffee being accidentally splashed onto exposed wall plaster with great gusto; and in a style reminiscent of drip paintings from abstract expressionists. Coffee, when it dries, has a wonderful proposensity to become dark at the contours and bright in the middle, ranging in colour from beige diaorrhea to chestnut brown to black.

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