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November 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm (Uncategorized)

The 50 Most Stunning Wall Murals From Around The World

October 12, 2009 in Art

Incredible Wall Murals

The painting of murals is often thought to be a modern, urban phenomenon, but, in fact, it’s nothing of the sort. People have been painting murals for millennia and some ancient murals, preserved in tombs in Egypt and under piles of ash in Pompeii, are still visible today.

In 2009, people feel compelled to paint murals for much the same reasons as they did thousands of years ago: to make a political statement, promote a particular ideology, commemorate a historical figure or loved one, or simply get their artwork seen by hundreds, if not thousands, on a daily basis.

Below, you’ll find images of some of the most incredible murals the world has to offer. Most are hand painted, with ordinary or spray paint, while some have been printed onto plastic or paper and “stuck” onto the wall. While the painting of murals is often contentious (one man’s masterpiece is another’s act of vandalism), we’re sure people wouldn’t object to having most of these fantastic works of art on display in their towns and cities.

1. Lloydminster, Canada

Image: Lewis Lavoie

2. New York, USA


3. Minneapolis, USA

Image: Jason Taellius

4. New York, USA

Image: Whiskeygonebad

5. London, UK

Image: Iridiscenti

6. New York, USA

Image: Caruba

7. Montreal, Canada

Image: Peru Dyer

8. Unknown

Image: Boohaven

9. London, UK

Image: The Greenwich Phantom

10. The Hague, Holland

Image: FaceMePLS

11. Memphis, USA

Image: Thomas R Machnitzki

12. Berlin, Germany

Image: The Scenic Sidewalk

13. Florida, USA

Image: Dunedin Daily Photo

14. Concepción, Chile

Image: Farisori

15. Toronto, Canada

Image: Bill Smith

16. Toronto, Canada

Image: Bill Wrigley

17. Detroit, USA

Image: ashleystreet

18. Berlin, Germany

Image: V1 Gallery

19. Paris, France

Image: Paul Festa

20. Ohio, USA

Image: Eric Grohe

21. Ohio, USA

Image: Eric Grohe

22. Honolulu, Hawaii

Image: John Pugh

23. California, USA

Image: John Pugh

24. Sarasota, Florida

Image: John Pugh

25. Toronto, Canada

Image: Bill Wrigley

26. Barcelona, Spain

Image: Guillem Cebollada / Jordi Casanovas

27. Barcelona, Spain

Image: Jordi Funollet

28. Atlantic City, USA

Image: iirraa

29. Berlin, Germany


30. Quebec, Canada

Image: Dave Test

31. Pyongyang, North Korea

Image: Gilad Rom

32. Oslo, Norway

Image: Mahlum

33. Milan, Italy

Image: Torredibabele

34. Iowa, USA

Image: Ashton B Crew

35. Mexico City, Mexico

Image: Wolfgang Sauber

36. Mexico City, Mexico

Image: Wolfgang Sauber

37. Montreal, Canada

Image: SlamXHype

38. San Francisco, USA

Image: unknown

39. Oakland, USA

Image: Bay Hip Hop

40. Spain

Image: I Smell Paint

41. California, USA

Image: Recentering El Pueblo

42. Oakland, USA

Image: Destination Oakland

43. California, USA

Image: funkandjazz

44. California, USA

Image: View From a Loft

45. California, USA

Image: Viator

46. Indiana, USA

Image: Derek Jensen

47. Mexico City, Mexico

Image: Aceofhearts 1968

48. Swindon, UK

Image: Brian Robert Marshall

49. Iowa, USA

Image: Ashton B Crew

50. Oakland, USA

Image: Oakland Living

Tom Cohn

About the author:

Tom is a freelance writer, living and working in North London. Fascinated by art, design and gadgets, he spends much of his time writing and blogging on these subjects. His other interests lie in music, film, fashion, football and generally enjoying life!

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    October 13th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Disappointingly, no images from political murals in Derry, Northern Ireland, or none of the comic strip murals in Brussels, Belgium.
    They are incredible!

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