Decorative Wall Paintings

decorative wall paintings
    wall paintings
  • (wall painting) mural: a painting that is applied to a wall surface
  • A painting made directly on a wall, such as a fresco or mural
  • (inĀ  art conservation and restoration: Wall paintings)
  • Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental
  • cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
  • Relating to decoration
  • (decoratively) in a decorative manner; "used decoratively at Christmas"
  • (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

Ajanta Art
Ajanta Art
Ajanta caves are famous for their wall paintings dated from 2nd C. BC to A.D.9th C. The main theme of the paintings is the depiction of various Jataka stories, different incidents associated with the life of Buddha, and the contemporary events and social life also. The ceiling decoration invariably consists of decorative patterns, geometrical as well as floral. The paintings were executed after elaborate preparation of the rock surface initially. The rock surface was left with chisel marks and grooves so that the layer applied over it can be held in an effective manner. The ground layer consists of a rough layer of ferruginous earth mixed with rock-grit or sand, vegetable fibres, paddy husk, grass and other fibrous material of organic origin on the rough surface of walls and ceilings. A second coat of mud and ferruginous earth mixed with fine rock-powder or sand and fine fibrous vegetable material was applied over the ground surface. Then the surface was finally finished with a thin coat of lime wash. Over this surface, outlines are drawn boldly, then the spaces are filled with requisite colours in different shades and tones to achieve the effect of rounded and plastic volumes. The colours and shades utilised also vary from red and yellow ochre, terra verte, to lime, kaolin, gypsum, lamp black and lapis lazuli. The chief binding material used here was glue. The paintings at Ajanta are not frescoes as they are painted with the aid of a binding agent, whereas in fresco the paintings are executed while the lime wash is still wet which, thereby acts as an intrinsic binding agent.
medieval wall painting, st marys
medieval wall painting, st marys
the 13th century st marys church in berkeley with medieval wall paintings that would once have glowed. I adore exploring old churches & discovering the treasures they hold.

decorative wall paintings
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