Fresco is a painting art that has been made for thousands of years all over the world. Frescoes and murals are the most beautiful choices of adornment in the buildings. Here are some of the most beautiful frescoes and murals around the world.
Pan American Unity by Diego Rivera
The great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera’s iconic creation is incredibly grand and mesmerizing in its sweeping depiction of humanity. Spanning a 22-foot high and 74-foot wide wall and covering nearly 1,800 square feet, it is Rivera’s largest masterpiece.
The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. The ceiling is that of the Sistine Chapel, the large papal chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV, for whom the chapel is named.
The Last Judgement
The School of Athens by Raphael
The School of Athens is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was painted between 1509 and 1511 as a part of Raphael’s commission to decorate the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.
Strahov Library Frescoes by Siard Nosecký and Anton Maulbertsch
The library of the Premonstratensian monastery at Strahov is one of the most valuable and best-preserved historical libraries – its collection consists of approximately 200,000 volumes. The oldest part of the library, the Baroque Theological Hall, was established between 1671 and 1674; the main Classicist vaults of the Philosophical Hall date from 1794 and are two storeys tall.
Hall of Mirrors Frescoes by Charles le Brun
The Hall of Mirrors is a grand Baroque style gallery and one of the most emblematic rooms in the royal Palace of Versailles near Paris, France. The grandiose ensemble of the Hall and its adjoining salons was intended to illustrate the power of the absolutist monarch Louis XIV.
Man at the Crossroads by Diego Rivera
Man at the Crossroads showed the aspects of contemporary social and scientific culture. As originally installed, it was a three-paneled artwork. A central panel depicted a worker controlling machinery. The central panel was flanked by two other panels, The Frontier of Ethical Evolution and The Frontier of Material Development, which respectively represented socialism and capitalism.