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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 87 ART AROUND THE WORLD

If Walls Could Talk

THE POLITICAL MURALS OF NORTHERN IRELAND

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Since the 1960s, artists from Northern Ireland have painted nearly 2,000 murals that depict a running social commentary and narrative of the people and events during “the Troubles,” the name given to the 30 years of violence and conflict between Northern Ireland’s nationalist, primarily Roman Catholic community and its unionist, principally Protestant community. Painting a wall with political slogans or images of local heroes could get you shot or ...

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