wall painting

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Recent Examples on the Web The wall painting takes the form of a two-dimensional triptych with Saint Leopold, patron of Austria, in the center, flanked by Saint Catherine and Saint Margaret. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Artwork Discovered in Vienna Cathedral’s Gift Shop May Be the Work of German Renaissance Master Albrecht Dürer," 13 Jan. 2020 As art historian Michael Rainer tells Viennese daily Die Presse, a 17th-century biography of Dürer details a wall painting ordered by the emperor, but no other records of the commission survive. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Artwork Discovered in Vienna Cathedral’s Gift Shop May Be the Work of German Renaissance Master Albrecht Dürer," 13 Jan. 2020 Despite the uncertainty, the Class of 2020 band members recently completed their wall painting. John Benson, cleveland, "COVID-19 can’t keep Normandy High School Marching Band seniors from handprint tradition," 10 June 2020 The large wall painting, which is believed to be the work of Albrecht Dürer, was revealed on a wall above what is now the cathedral’s gift shop, The Art Newspaper reports. Fox News, "Centuries-old painting discovered in cathedral souvenir shop may be work of Renaissance master," 15 Jan. 2020 As art historian Michael Rainer tells Viennese daily , a 17th-century biography of Dürer details a wall painting ordered by the emperor, but no other records of the commission survive. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Artwork Discovered in Vienna Cathedral’s Gift Shop May Be the Work of German Renaissance Master Albrecht Dürer," 13 Jan. 2020 Dozens of wall paintings dot the neighborhood, bringing color to usually drab cement walls and adding to the flourishing international art scene in Dakar. BostonGlobe.com, "“You have to pass by him in order to work in the Médina,” said one of the street artists, Doline Legrand Diop. “He functions a bit like a curator.”," 24 Nov. 2019 Known to archaeologists since the 1960s, the Akrotiri wall paintings feature scenes of daily Greek life in the Bronze Age, illuminating the manners and customs of the time, according to the Thera Foundation. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Painted Bronze Age Monkeys Hint at the Interconnectedness of the Ancient World," 17 Dec. 2019 These are decorated with exquisite wall paintings that have become some of the most prized objects in Sri Lanka’s artistic heritage. National Geographic, "The 'Lion Fortress' of Sri Lanka was swallowed by the jungle," 3 Sep. 2019

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circa 1688, in the meaning defined above

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“Wall painting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wall%20painting. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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wall painting

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wall painting

: a painting done directly on a wall

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