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mural (noun) wall painting.

Mural is a painting of pictures done on a wall of a building either outside or inside. Murals are a special art form. Murals have been found in many ancient civilizations, including that of ancient Egypt. Murals are one of the forms in which the human being expresses their creativity and passion for art.

  • The Ajanta caves in India are very famous for their murals and frescos. These paintings by Buddhist ascetics found on the walls of caves are valued for their artistic beauty and have survived thousands of years.
  • Most murals in India are in vegetable coloring, because they were done in ancient times, when chemical dies and colors were not known. It is a surprise that these murals have stood the test of time and lasted for centuries.
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