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wall painting

noun
1.
mural painting executed by any of various techniques, as encaustic, tempera, fresco, or oil paint on canvas, often as an enhancement of the architecture of which the recipient wall is a part.
Origin of wall painting
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
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  • Representation of Vesuvius in a Pompeian wall painting (discovered in 1879): Not.

  • wall painting was little more than an adjunct of architecture, and probably grew out of sculpture.

  • Vase painting, wall painting, tablet and sculpture painting were all done with a decorative motive in view.

  • A wall painting in a Theban tomb discloses the fact that dancing girls were often employed to afford merriment at the feasts.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard
  • You will see them constantly in Egyptian and Greek art, both in wall painting and textile decoration.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • There is a wall painting of such a scene, found at Pompeii and reproduced in Fig. 12.

    The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • The wall painting (Fig. 113) of a salesroom of a bakery, also found in Pompeii, gives a good idea of the appearance of the bread.

    The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston
  • Inside no trace of wall painting remains, but one piece of an inscription in which Stefan's name appears.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
  • Another interesting bit of evidence is a wall painting, which appears to have as its subject the Judgment of Solomon (Fig. 6).

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