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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


Image: Justseeds.org

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


Image: UrbanArtcore.eu

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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    deltadawn
    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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