history of murals
From the French ‘mur’ for wall, murals are one of the oldest art forms known to man. From the ancient cave paintings in Lascaux, France which are over 15,000 years old; through the ancient Egyptians, who would mural the walls inside the burial chambers to please the gods; the intricate murals of Michaelangelo and Giotto in Renaissance Italy, to the political muralists of the 20’s and 30’s in the US. Murals have played an important part in our lives for thousands of year, so why are murals so important?
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Murals are also a much greener alternative to vinyl stickers which will eventually end up in landfill or in our oceans. The paints that we use are low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound, the nasties in paint) and if required, we can use very low VOC paints which are breathable.
The last thing to mention about murals is that they enable us to look up from a screen, absorb and be absorbed by something bigger than ourselves. A very powerful thing.
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In 2013 Charlotte Designs painted 30 murals in a dementia assessment unit. Read about the effects they had.
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