Mural Paintings: History, Styles of Art and its modern Characteristics

The word “mural” derived from the latin word “murus” which means wall. Any piece of artwork painted onto a wall or any solid permanent surface is known as Mural Painting.

The history of Murals starts in early medieval period of 2nd century BC to 10th century AD. Mural art basically sculptured on natural caves or rock cut chambers.

The Canvas of Ajanta, Sittanavasal, Armamalai cave, Ravan Chaaya Rock Shelter, Kailasanatha Temple, Bagh. India has wide range of studies for various artforms like Murals as  Manasollasa, Vishnudharmottara, Shilparatna, Silpashastra, Narad-Shilpa-Shastra.

The Mural Paintings were the best source to know about the activities of a particular civilization. It visualizes all the hunting scenes, gathering, religion, lifestyle, and other early medieval times.

Over the course of time, this art form transformed as a new interior and exterior designing form. Now one can easily find murals on public buildings, temples, tombs, libraries, churches and even at houses. This art form creates a drama on a simple wall or ceiling.

Now a days people are very passionate to decorate there houses and offices with these types of artform. Anyone can hire or buy these artforms online.

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How to paint a mural?

Painting a mural is not an easy task. You need to have great expertise in artwork, like a painting. Then you need to start with any draw on a wall or fixed surface instead of any paper or canvas. Don’t forget to use high-quality rollers and paints. Try to gather enough paint for atleast two to three coats.

Which clay is used for mural painting?

Polymer clay (Resin clay)

What materials do you need to paint a mural?

Scaffolding, brushes, primer, clear, etc are some basic needs for mural.

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