Kerala murals are a symbol of natural beauty and grace, elegance and simplicity, and spiritual devotion, and they make a wonderful souvenir to be remembered for a lifetime.
It is because of this humility that this art form has been able to survive the ravages of time and society. Colors are applied to a somewhat wet surface in the Fresco technique.
Dry fresco is a technique in which colours are applied to a dry surface. It takes 41 to 60 days to finish a mural painting. Yellow is used to outline the shapes, which are then coloured in. Red, yellow ochre, green, blue, white, and black are the traditional colours utilised in this painting.
Natural pigments and vegetable colours are used in the traditional style of mural art. Today, however, the colours employed are vivid synthetic colours. A mural is a painting that is applied to and incorporated into the surface of a wall or ceiling.
The phrase can refer to painting on fired tiles, but it usually does not relate to mosaic embellishment unless it is part of the painting’s broader design. Any piece of artwork painted or put directly on a wall, ceiling, or other permanent surface is referred to as a mural.
The architectural aspects of the given space are harmoniously merged into the picture, which is a defining feature of mural painting. Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple (now in Tamil Nadu) and Tiruvanchikulam are thought to be the oldest vestiges of Kerala’s indigenous mural style.
The Shiva Temple in Ettumanoor, the Ramayana murals of Mattancherry Palace, and Vadakkumnatha kshetram are all masterpieces of Kerala mural art.
Any piece of graphic artwork that is painted or applied directly to a wall, ceiling, or other permanent substrate is referred to as a mural. Fresco, mosaic, graffiti, and marouflage are just a few of the mural techniques.
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