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Mural painting and decoration

LC control 85088531
LC classificationND2550 ND2876
Topical headingMural painting and decoration
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Variant(s)Ceilings, Painted
Fresco painting
Painted ceilings
Painting, Decorative
Wall decoration
See alsoArt
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Decoration and ornament
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Interior decoration
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Scope noteHere are entered general works on painting on wall surfaces. Works on outdoor mural painting decorating buildings in public thoroughfares and often drawing attention to contemporary urban problems such as drugs, minorities, police brutality, etc. are entered under Street art. Works on drawing on wall surfaces emphasizing the concept of drawing with the drawing usually visible for a limited period of time are entered under Wall drawing (Conceptual art).
Subject example tracingNotes under Street art; Wall drawing (Conceptual art)
Found in2018046165: Bercier, C.A. The frescoes of Conrad Albrizio : public murals in the midcentury South, 2019.
McLellan, D. Signorelli's Orvieto frescos, ©1998.
Miniature paintings and frescos of India, 1965?
Britannica online, June 2, 2020 (Fresco painting, method of painting water-based pigments on freshly applied plaster, usually on wall surfaces. The colours, which are made by grinding dry-powder pigments in pure water, dry and set with the plaster to become a permanent part of the wall. Fresco painting is ideal for making murals because it lends itself to a monumental style, is durable, and has a matte surface; Michelangelo's paintings in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Stanza murals in the Vatican are the most famous of all frescoes)
Merriam-Webster dictionary online, June 2, 2020 (fresco, plural frescoes: 1. : the art of painting on freshly spread moist lime plaster with water-based pigments. 2. a painting executed in fresco)
Art & architecture thesaurus online, June 2, 2020 (frescoes (paintings). Paintings made by the technique of fresco painting, which is a mural painting technique in which permanent pigments, dispersed in water, are painted on freshly laid lime plaster. UF fresco paintings (paintings))
Art & architecture thesaurus online, June 2, 2020 (fresco painting (technique). Mural painting technique in which dry pigments are ground with water then brushed onto wet or partially dry lime plaster. UF fresco (general technique))