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wall painting

  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.
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Origin of wall painting

First recorded in 1850–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • The other wall-painting represents a man weaving a checkered rug on a horizontal loom.

    Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern

    Rosa Belle Holt

  • There is a wall-painting in the British Museum showing a fish pond or tank in a garden, surrounded by trees.

  • Some very interesting specimens of wall-painting are preserved at Cirencester, and may be seen in the museum.

    A Cotswold Village

    J. Arthur Gibbs

  • Moreover, there was a very general disbelief in the permanence of wall-painting.

  • In wall-painting a poor quality of work was executed in the churches as early as the ninth century, and probably earlier.