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The Greatest Famous Murals

Updated October 1, 2020 8 votes 6 voters 12.9k views25 items

List of famous Mural art from around the world, listed alphabetically. This popular Mural art list features pictures of each famous Mural piece when available, and includes names of the famous artists who created the artwork. Fans of historic Mural art can use this list to discover some beautiful Mural pieces that they've never seen before.

This list contains items like The Last Supper and Rosie the Riveter. This list answers the questions, "What is an example of Mural art?" and "Who are the most famous Mural artists?" For some of these Mural pieces you can click on the title to find out more information about the art. If you're writing a paper on renowned Mural art, this list is a great jumping off point. {#nodes}

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    Man at the Crossroads was a fresco by Diego Rivera in New York City's Rockefeller Center. The painting was controversial because it included an image of Lenin and a Soviet Russian May Day parade. Despite protests from artists, Nelson Rockefeller ordered its destruction before it was completed. Only black-and-white photographs exist of the original incomplete mural, taken when Rivera was forced to stop work on it. Using the photographs, Rivera repainted the composition in Mexico under the variant title Man, Controller of the Universe. The creation and destruction of the mural is dramatized in the films Cradle Will Rock and Frida....  more
    • Artist: Diego Rivera
    • Art Form: Mural
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    The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. It is one of the world's most famous paintings, and one of the most studied, scrutinized, and satirized. The work is presumed to have been commenced around 1495 and was commissioned as part of a scheme of renovations to the church and its convent buildings by Leonardo's patron Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. The painting represents the scene of The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, as it is told in the Gospel of John, 13:21. Leonardo has depicted the consternation that occurred among the Twelve Disciples when Jesus announced that one of them...  more
    • Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
    • Subject: Jesus Christ
    • Art Form: Mural
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    The Swimming Pool

    • Artist: Henri Matisse
    • Art Form: Mural
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    A Century of Colombian Evolution

    • Artist: Santiago Martínez Delgado
    • Subject: Colombia
    • Art Form: Mural
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