- A painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall: huge murals depicting Norse legendsMore example sentences
- Saturn is one of the so called Black Paintings - murals Goya painted on the walls of his home near Madrid.
- She spent much of her time in the school's hallways creating murals on the walls.
- Painting traditionally was done in tempera in the form of murals on temple walls as well as on cloth and paper.
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- 1Relating to or resembling a wall: a mural escarpmentMore example sentences
- Carrà was born in Quargnento in 1881, at the age of twelve he left home to work as a mural decorator first at Valenza Po, and from 1895 in Milan.
- Italian mural decoration was an appropriate interest for someone who had been brought up in Florence and had achieved international fame excavating the wall decorations of Assyrian palaces.
- The practice of appropriating mural surfaces for esthetic purposes goes back, after all, in recent art history to the start of the 1940s.
- 2 Medicine Relating to or occurring in the wall of a body cavity or blood vessel: mural thrombosisMore example sentences
- Systemic thromboembolism is a common complication of cardiac mural thrombosis.
- The usual pattern of involvement is focal or diffuse plaques of thickened valvular or mural endocardium.
- Additionally, mucinous cystadenocarcinomas often have papillary projections and mural nodules that may correlate with areas of malignancy.
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- I left the San Francisco murals scene a few years later, tired of its supposedly socially-conscious artists backbiting and claim-jumping for grants, feeling that too many muralists only did artwork when a check arrived.
- They represent part of a conscious celebration of Mesoamerican aesthetics shared with the muralists and other artists working in post-revolutionary Mexico on a nationalist project.
- I have often heard artists credit their grandparents or parents who were potters or carvers, muralists or weavers, traditional healers, praise singers or storytellers.
late Middle English: from French, from Latin muralis, from murus 'wall'. The adjective was first used in mural crown; later (mid 16th century) the sense 'placed or executed on a wall' arose, reflected in the current noun use (dating from the early 20th century).
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