Mural


Mural is nothing more than an image captured on a wall or wall, it comes from the Latin “murus” and “al” these two unions of both the noun and the suffix make what we know today as a mural.

The history of the murals comes from prehistoric times, a clear example of this were the paintings made in the caves that belonged to the Paleolithic era. These graphics were made with natural pigments such as resin. From that time they lasted until today, passing through the so-called Gothic time and the Renaissance, the latter being of great importance for the murals, since the painter Raphael made various works on the walls of the Vatican, as is the case of the Sistine Chapel .

There are several characteristics that identify this type of work but the most common is that the murals always contain a kind of story, that is, they tell a story, in colloquial language this is known as a still film.

The elaboration of a mural can vary depending on the technique used, an example of this is the so-called fresco, where the painting is placed on the plaster (thin, smooth and generally impermeable layers of construction materials) of the wall or wall that still wet. Dry is another technique for the elaboration of murals, this consists of placing the painting on the wall already dry.

Today, there are many street artists, who are those who make urban murals or commonly called graffiti. This technique is based on spray painting walls in urban areas, where those who do it seek to express a message, however, this is a crime. .