Painting a room is a great project, especially to freshen up a space, and there are so many creative ways to do it. Whether it be a feature wall or a mural, if you have the skills for it you can achieve it. There are some murals and frescos around the world that are truly works of painted art, modern and classic.
Here, we take the chance to appreciate a few of them.
The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, by Michelangelo
Perhaps the most famous fresco in the world, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City was painted with biblical scenes by Michelangelo in 1508, and has survived hundreds of years to be appreciated by people to this very day. The most famous panel is the Creation of Adam, depicting the creation of man by God.
Banksy’s Spy Booth
Cleverly painted around a telephone booth, Spy Booth by Banksy portrayed three trench-coated spies surrounding the booth and staking it out, complete with their spy equipment. The mural was destroyed in 2016, but existed in Cheltenham in the UK.
Everyone is Searching for It, by Millo
Located on two opposite buildings in Milan and encompassing a whole side of both, the impressively-scaled mural shows Millo’s signature red, black and white. The two figures of a male and female on the separate buildings tell the tale of love, loneliness and hope in a vast sprawling city.
Ceiling Fresco in the Stift Melk Monastery in Austria
This heavenly biblical scene was painted in 1736 by Paul Troge, and exists in the library of the UNESCO heritage listed Benedictine Stift Melk Monastery in Austria.
Murals in Belfast, Northern Ireland
These murals depict the turbulent political and social past of the country, with colourful messages from various historical events. There have been almost 3000 murals documented, some being replaced by others over the years.
The Golden Age of Grotesque by Sepe
This surreal and bizarre mural by Polish artist Sepe represents the greed of modern capitalist society. Sepe is a well-renowned artist in the legitimate, as well as the underground, art world – with exhibitions in galleries across the globe.
Although we can’t help you create the next Sistine Chapel-esque masterpiece in your home, at Thomas Fisher Painters we can paint your walls with style and flair. Get in touch with us if you need your house or building painted, and we’ll create a paint job that you can enjoy for years to come.