Public Murals of Richmond
Richmond public murals are painted as Ďart for the people.í
Many folks would never walk into a gallery so a work of
art placed for everyone to see can impact a person deeply. Murals also can tell
the average personís story
in a way that most everyone can begin to understand. Richmond public art murals also
add interest and value to
communities like no other art form can. Dying communities can come alive with hope
and pride in their
neighborhood through public murals. There is also an economic advantage that
is surprising to see as people
come to see the art and begin investing in their community as a result of
beautiful mural art.
Murals can be a relatively effective tool of social emancipation or achieving a
political goal. Murals have sometimes been created against the law, or have
been commissioned by local bars and coffeeshops. Often, the visual effects are an
enticement to attract public attention to social issues. State-sponsored public
art expressions, particularly murals, are often used by totalitarian regimes as
a tool of propaganda. However, despite the propagandist character of that works,
some of them still have an artistic value.
Richmond murals can have a dramatic impact whether consciously or
subconsciously on the attitudes of passers by, when they are added to areas where
people live and work. It can also be argued that the presence of large, public
murals can add aesthetic improvement to the daily lives of residents or that of
employees at a corporate venue.
We are currently mural spotting for great historical murals
that are worthy to be dedicated to the Appalachian Mural Trail.
So check back with us often to see the new surprises that are coming to this page.
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