pho·​to·​mu·​ral ˌfō-tō-ˈmyu̇r-əl How to pronounce photomural (audio)
: an enlarged photograph usually several yards long used on walls especially as decoration

Examples of photomural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The museum makes such comparisons easy with informative labels and graphic illustrations that highlight where to look in the photomurals to see how Michelangelo translated his drawings into finished works. Steven Litt, cleveland, 22 Sep. 2019 In old age Stojka would treat her tattoo almost as an insignia; a photomural at the Reina Sofía shows her smiling for a portrait, cigarette between her fingers, her decades-old number proudly visible. Jason Farago, New York Times, 27 Jan. 2020 The drawings themselves occupy frames, most of them double-sided, set atop free-standing bases in front of the photomurals. Steven Litt, cleveland, 22 Sep. 2019 Zanele Muholi, based in South Africa, is represented by a pair of 2015 self-portraits, including a photomural that exaggerates the blackness of her skin, contrasting with beaded necklaces and crucifixes, as a form of defiant affirmation and pride. Steven Litt,, 14 July 2019 Mounted high up on the gallery walls at the Transformer Station, his photomurals portray bodies liberated from the ground, surrounded by air, without any reference to the horizon or what lies outside of the images. Steven Litt,, 14 July 2019 Large photomurals show the imposing Mehrangarh Fort and Museum from Rajasthan from which most of the artifacts are drawn. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, 2 Jan. 2019 Photographs by the three artists, and photomurals installed around campus by them and others, are luminous. Cate McQuaid,, 9 May 2018 In photomurals around the Brown University campus and photographs and a sound installation in the gallery, six international artists document the deliquescence of icebergs and glaciers., 6 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photomural was in 1927

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“Photomural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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