Large walls of art are everywhere, from the streets of New York to the walls of the Capitol building.
But what if you wanted to make a large wall art?
What if you could do it in a way that was both a fun and an effective use of the artwork’s space?
A large wall painting might be a perfect way to use the space of the United States Capitol to express your views about the country, but what if that space was also an effective way to communicate your political views?
A recent study of large-scale murals at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., found that people who painted large-sized murals were less likely to have their political views expressed than those who did not.
The researchers found that when people painted large murals, they were less able to use their space in a “neutral, neutral” manner.
The reason is simple: the larger a wall, the more likely people are to see themselves in the painting.
This finding may be especially true for people who are not politically active, as this study found that those who painted murals on walls with political messages were less motivated to do so in the future.
In addition to being more motivated to engage with their political opinions, the study also found that large-size murals could also make it easier to reach a wider audience.
“The larger the murals are, the easier it is to reach an audience that is not politically engaged,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Michael DeCarlo, a professor of communications at the University of Virginia.
The findings could be an encouraging sign for the future of large wall murals and their potential as political canvases.
The Washington Post recently highlighted a study that suggests that large wall paintings are a “powerful way” to get political messages across in a city.
However, they also found a downside.
It seems that larger-than-life murals can be hard to get across in person, and when they are done in a public space, people tend to react negatively to them.
“In the long run, the large-wall effect will make large mural painting more difficult to engage in, and this will make it harder to create politically effective large wall portraits,” said DeCarlos.
So if you want to make art that can be effective in a political context, why not start with large-format murals?
“Large-format art is really, really easy to make, and it’s actually a very effective way of making political art,” said D.J. Diggs, a painter and muralist in New York.
“It’s just the medium that has to be large.”
DeCarlo and Diggs both believe large-panel murals have a lot to offer.
“They are an effective tool for communication in large spaces, so if you have a large space, then it makes sense to try to get people in a room together and have them paint one large wall,” said David Hickey, a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
If you are interested in learning more about large-type paintings, see our list of 10 of the most popular large-style paintings from the U-S-C.