Wall paintings can be called Murals. They can be created by working directly onto a wall. A characteristic of murals is the way they incorporate architectural elements seamlessly into the artwork. Murals dating right from the Upper Paleolithic Age to the Egyptian era have been discovered. The word 'mural' became more popularly used after the Mexican ' Muralista' Art Movement. From all the various styles and methods of creating wall paintings – 'Murals'; the best known technique is the fresco, which combines a lime wash and natural water soluble colours. Ajanta – Ellora caves, caves from the Kaimur range, some parts of Uttar Pradesh and the rock shelters of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh are the earliest evidences of wall paintings in India.
It is important to understand the various aspects of wall painting which are: