Large Wall Murals – Creating A Big Impact
There’s no doubt that full wall murals create a huge impact not only in the area which their painted but to the people who view them. Large murals have been used for centuries to inspire, educate and espouse political and social opinions.
The Romans were one of the first cultures to use large murals extensively to help educate and assimilate conquering cultures. No matter where they settled murals and statues went up immediately in order to spread the Roman values and ideology.
Large wall murals communicate
The Romans understood that art was one of the key elements in helping the conquered people adopt their culture and ideas.
Large full wall murals can convey complex ideas and teach social and political interactions without the use of written language. Large murals were often placed in public areas so that everyone was exposed to the same common ideas and ideals.
The grand scale of these murals made it very clear, who had the money and the power to get their point across. This is probably the same reason that any time there is political or social upheaval large wall murals are one of the first things to pop up.
Commissioning a large wall mural
Commissioning a large mural takes a strong vision and commitment.
Government’s religions and private citizens, were the primary patrons of the arts and responsible for commissioning some of the most famous large murals like the Sistine Chapel, Red Square and the Vatican. The city of Atlanta has chosen to commission and support a wide variety of large full wall murals celebrating famous Atlanta citizens and to portray cultural changes and struggles.
There are even a series of slavery murals from the 1950s at the Department of Agriculture, which have become quite controversial. Although they are disappearing fast there are still a few advertisement style large murals still showing on some downtown buildings
Large wall murals in Atlanta
The city of Atlanta has many large murals that have been commissioned by private business, the Atlantic Council for the arts and the Olympic Committee.
Several of the most famous large murals in Atlanta is the whale mural next to underground Atlanta and the Coastal States Mural by Joe Remillard inside the cotton states building. There is also the watershed mural on the Avenue and Lake Clair and Louis Delsartes Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mural in a large silhouette full wall mural covering the whole building naturally called the silhouette building.
The next time you’re walking around Atlanta, make sure you scan the horizon for some of the incredible large murals the city has to offer.
Large Wall Murals