The Functions of Modern Mural Art

Jingfeng QI


Murals evolved with human development and have been playing an irreplaceable role from the ancient to modern time. Ancient murals are effective tools for worship, preaching the authority of the ruling class and maintaining the interests of the ruling elite, and its social functions of indoctrinating and promoting human relations have continued ever since. As the modern civilization develops, appreciation of aesthetic beauty has become more individualized, and as a result, mural art tends to cater to the development needs of the micro-environment while maintaining its traditional educational functions, and decoration and interest have become new requirements for murals. Since mural art works can contribute to improving the cultural environment (macro environment) or space environment, it will be expounded in this paper from three aspects, namely, social educational function, spatial decorative function and changing and value-added function.


Murals; Environment; Function

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