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A mural is a piece of artwork painted or implemented directly on a wall or any other large permanent surface. An important characteristic of a mural is that the architectural elements of the given area are harmoniously encompasses into the picture. Murals usually have a purpose and can have a dramatic impact, consciously or subconsciously on the attitudes of the people coming across it. They are used as a tool, for expressing the concerns, hopes, values and memories of the people or community commissioning it. In recent times, murals have also been made concerning political, social and environmental issues, on the other hand some are even made depicting children at play and scenes from everyday life. Most importantly they are done in a way that everybody can understand and enjoy them.

Krakow, Poland, Image Credits: blublu