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Mural Painting (part3)

mural painting in swimming pool

Murals in contemporary Interior Design

Many people like to express their individuality by commissioning an artist to paint a mural in their home; this is not an activity exclusively for owners of large houses. A mural artist is only limited by the fee and therefore the time spent on the painting; dictating the level of detail; a simple mural can be added to the smallest of walls.

Private commissions can be for dining rooms, bathrooms, living rooms or, as is often the case- children's bedrooms. A child's room can be transformed into the 'fantasy world' of a forest or racing track, encouraging imaginative play and an awareness of art.

From the 1980´s onwards, illusionary wall painting has been experiencing a renaissance in private homes. The reason for this revival in contemporary Interior design could, in some cases be attributed to the reduction in living space for the individual. Faux architectural features as well as natural scenery and views can have the effect of 'opening out' the walls. Densely built up areas of housing may also contribute to people's feelings of being cut off from nature in its free form.

A mural commission may be an attempt by some people to re-establish a balance with nature.

Tile mural

Tile murals tile paintings, which cover complete walls and give a wall painting-like impression. Tile murals are typically found in countries around the Mediterranean Sea such as Morocco, Tunisia and Arabic countries, in Portuguesa and Spain mostly in a often monochrome-colored form, the Azulejo.

The Azulejo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐzuˈleʒu], Spanish pronunciation: [aθuˈlexo]) refers to a typical form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile work. They have become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture, manifesting without interruption during five centuries the consecutive trends in art. Azulejos can be found inside and outside churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even train stations or subway stations. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control at homes. Many azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.


Other links:

Mural Painting (part1)

Mural Painting (part2)

Elements & Techniques of Sculpture

Ernest Hemingway

Charles Dickens

Charles Théodore Frère

Famous Picturs Of Rudolf Ernst

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