Esta página pretende ser una pequeña muestra de murales de todas las partes del mundo.
Si tienes algún mural que quieras que figure,no lo dudes,haznoslo saber y lo publicaremos independientemente de su ideología.
Si alguna persona u organización no desea que algún mural este aqui expuesto,por favor que nos lo diga y si es necesario lo eliminaremos.
El contenido aqui reproducido es con caracter exclusivamente informativo.

Gracias a tod@s por ayudarnos a hacer una página plural.


sábado, 3 de noviembre de 2007

Página de murales de Irlanda del norte(de las dos comunidades)

Incluimos un fragmento de una completa página de murales políticos de Irlanda del Norte.
En la página se encuentran murales Lealistas y murales republicanos(de una calidad de imágen perfecta),hay un apartado de los murales de Derry,y luego imágenes de las paradas y desfiles,asi como cotidianas.

El enlace a la página completa es:

Murales republicanos:

Murales lealistas:

Murales Derry/Londonderry de ambas tendencias:

Welcome to the Belfast murals site. I have no political affiliation here, but seek to bring to a wider audience many of the wall murals of the city of Belfast. Here you can see much of the famous political artwork of Belfast and you can order poster sized photos of all the images featured on this site. Over the years many similar images have accompanied news stories concerning Northern Ireland. They make a unique, unusual and long lasting gift, and can be purchased safely and securely online with Paypal.

The pictures feature various daily scenes in Belfast and other areas of Northern Ireland. Belfast has a long established tradition of mural painting. The murals depict many events and scenes relating to local culture, folklore and history. Some of the images can be quite disturbing, but are a feature of life for those who live in the areas. The Belfast murals exist predominantly in the patchworks of public housing which are usually diveded along sectarian lines of Catholics and Protestants (which largely equates to nationalists - republicans and unionists - loyalists). There are exceptions, but not many.

The Belfast murals are very striking and eyecatching, and have for the period of the troubles conflict have been variously loved and loathed, within and beyond the local neighbourhoods were they spring up. Early murals were often fairly simple efforts, but have increasingly became much more elaborate and sophisticated as street artists honed their artistic and propaganda skills. All the warring factions used murals to highlight their causes over the years. Groups such as the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) who were bitter enemies used the walls of the city to get their message to the masses, during a time of government censorship. In recent times the threatening militaristic images on gable walls have gradually been replaced with cultural and memorial themes, commemorating the victims of the Irish violence or the history of the past.

Other images featured include those of the Belfast populace going about their everyday lives on the streets of belfast and beyond. Common events in Northern Ireland are things like parades, bonfires and protests which are regularly practised by patriots from both sides of the divide. The Orangemen on the Protestant side march regularly as do the Hibernians on the Catholic side. The divide in Northern Ireland runs deep, with schools for either side, sports often used by either side, and towns and housing areas which often have subtle segregation. Peace lines designed to keep tribal attitudes apart are a common feature in urban Belfast. Things however are immproving with tourists now thronging from all over the world and coming to visit the Belfast murals. Due to the high turnover rate of murals, many older images have been obliterated and forgotten. Perhaps this is a good thing. Recently a joint anti-war mural was painted on Belfast's Falls Road by mural artists from both traditions. This magnificent gesture would have been unthinkable several years ago. The main Republican areas of Belfast are the Falls Road, Ardoyne, Ballymurphy, Ardoyne, Short Strand, New Lodge, Andersonstown and Turf Lodge, while the main Loyalist areas in the city are the Shankill Road, Sandy Row, Village, Newtownards Road, Donegall Pass and Tigers Bay. the outskirts of the city are massive housing areas such as Ballybeen, Tulycarnet, Rathcoole and Monkstown which are also festooned with Loyalist murals. The mural painting tradition is also common in the rural towns and cities like (London)Derry, Bangor, Newtonards, Newry, Lurgan and Portadown.

I am the photographer who personally photographed all the images. Over the past 10 years I have built up a collection of up to 2500 mural and associated images, but have decide to only include those with the best quality here. Each picture is a high resolution image taken in Belfast and environs, and can be purchased on best quality photographic paper. You can inspect the quality by clicking on the sample photo link at the left. The photos are expertly printed, poster-sized and are a massive 18inches x 12 inches. (Smaller photos never do justice to a quality picture) They are suitable for a large frame. They will be delivered carefully rolled, in a securely sealed hard cardboard postal tube from the UK / Ireland printer.

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