Gold leaf inspiring artists: gold-leafed fresco by Richard Wright, July 2015

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With his subtle gold-leafed fresco artist Richard Wright won  the Turner Pize, Britain's most prestigious UK art prize in 2009. Wright used traditional painstaking techniques of Renaissance fresco-makers, drawing a cartoon on paper and then transferring it to the wall  by  piercing the cartoon with holes and rubbing chalk through it to create "the ghost of a work" on the wall. The image was then painted with adhesive and covered with gold leaf.