Murals and frescoes

Stock Photography By Tyrrell Mendis

Murals and frescoes are pictures on walls or ceilings that are part of the architectural decoration. A mural is any work of art painted directly on to a large permanent surface. Murals date back to prehistoric times, such as those in the Caves of Lascaux in southern France. Many ancient murals have survived in Egyptian tombs, and in Pompeii. Fresco, an Old World technique of painting into wet plaster, refers to any of several related painting types.

Detail of Diego Rivera’s “The Grand Tenochtitlan” in the National Palace, Mexico City, Mexico
Detail of Diego Rivera’s “The
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Mural, Lama Temple, Beijing, China
Mural, Lama Temple, Beijing,
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Polychrome painting of cattle from the ‘Bovidian’ period
Polychrome painting of cattle
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Detail of “Totonac Civilization” by Diego Rivera in the National Palace in Mexico City
Detail of “Totonac
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Guardian Angel of protection, Hall of Esoteric Buddhism, Lama Temple, Beijing, China
Guardian Angel of protection,
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Painted portrait of White Dalaha, Lama Temple, Beijing, China
Painted portrait of White
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Ancient Egyptian symbols at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Egypt - 1
Ancient Egyptian symbols at the
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Ancient Egyptian symbols at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Egypt - 2
Ancient Egyptian symbols at the
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St. John’s College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
St. John’s College, University
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1. Detail of Diego Rivera’s “The Grand Tenochtitlan” in the National Palace, Mexico City, Mexico. One of several large murals by Diego Rivera depicting the history of Mexico in the Palacio Nacional, this one completed in 1945.

2. Mural, Lama Temple, Beijing, China. One of several murals in the temple hall depicting the preaching of Sakyamuni. Yonghe Gong (Palace of Peace and Harmony) was built in the 33rd year (1694) of the reign of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty.

3. Polychrome painting of cattle from the ‘Bovidian’ period. c.5000-1200 BC, in the Jabbaren rock shelter, Tassili-n-Ajjer, Algeria. This herd of cattle, in solid colours, is one of the stunning finds made in the central Sahara since 1957. The artists were eastern nomadic herdsmen.

4. Detail of “Totonac Civilization” by Diego Rivera in the National Palace in Mexico City. Detail of the painting “Totonac Civilization” by Diego Rivera, famed Mexican artist and revolutionary, in the Palacio Nacional, Mexico City.

5. Guardian Angel of protection, Hall of Esoteric Buddhism, Lama Temple, Beijing, China. Yonghe Gong (Palace of Peace and Harmony) was built in the 33rd year (1694) of the reign of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty.

6. Painted portrait of White Dalaha, Lama Temple, Beijing, China . Yonghe Gong (Palace of Peace and Harmony) was built in the 33rd year (1694) of the reign of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty. This work hangs on the east wall of the hall.

7. Ancient Egyptian symbols at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Egypt - 1. After the death of her husband, Thutmosis II, Hatshepsut took on the role of monarch, the only queen to assume the actual title of Pharaoh.

8. Ancient Egyptian symbols at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Egypt - 2. After the death of her husband, Thutmosis II, Hatshepsut took on the role of monarch, the only queen to assume the actual title of Pharaoh.

9. St. John’s College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. St John's College is a small, Anglican College located on the University of Manitoba campus in Winnipeg, Canada. Officially opened by Bishop Robert Machray on November 1st 1866 but the its roots lie in the early years of the Red River Settlement.

 

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