Frescoes or murals by famous painters

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Assisi Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti; Santa Maria degli Angeli: Johann Friedrich Overback and Pietro Perugino
Bauhaus Sites murals by Oskar Schlemmer at the Bauhaus University
El Escurial Luca Giordano
Ferapontov Monastery By Dionisius (c. 1440 ? 1502), head of the Moscow school of icon painters at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Florence Dome of Duomo by Giorgio Vasari
Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz Castle by Franz Anton Maulbertsch
Great Spa Towns of Europe Karlovy Vary: "in 1885, the Municipal Theatre saw the visit [of] Gustav Klimt, the Austrian painter who also created, together with Franz Matsch, the theatre's hand-painted curtain and mural paintings". (Nomination File, p. 146)
Hospicio Cabañas Orozco
Mantua and Sabbioneta Mantua: Camera degli Sposi by Andrea Mantegna in the Ducal Palace, Frescoes in the Te Palace by Giulio Romano
Mexico City and Xochimilco Rivera
Naples Saint Martin's Certosa by Luca Giordano, and remains of frescoes at Maschio Angionino by Giotto.
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles Giotto’s fresco cycle in the Scrovegni Chapel
Piazza del Duomo (Pisa) "Triumph of Death, a fresco by Bonamico Buffalmacco at the Campo Santo, c. 1350." (Official description – Criterion ii) – "The earliest, attributed to Francesco Traini, were painted 1336/41 in the south-western corner. The Last Judgement, Hell, Triumph of Death, and the Thebaid (stories of the Desert Fathers), usually attributed to Buonamico di Martino da Firenze, detto il Buffalmacco, were painted in the years after the Black Death. The cycle of frescoes continues with the Stories of the Old Testament by Benozzo Gozzoli (15th century) that were situated in the north gallery, while in the south arcade were the Stories of Pisan Saints, by Andrea Bonaiuti, Antonio Veneziano and Spinello Aretino (between 1377 and 1391), and the Stories of Job, by Taddeo Gaddi (end of 14th century). In the same time, in the north gallery were the Stories of the Genesis by Piero di Puccio."
Prague Philosophical Hall of the library of the Strahov Monastery by Franz Anton Maulbertsch
Ravenna Basilica of San Vitale: "The Baroque frescoes on the dome were made (...) by S. Barozzi, Ubaldo Gandolfi and Jacopo Guarana."
Rome Andrea Pozzo: Corridor of Casa Professa, Ceiling of Saint Ignatius's Church, Refectory of Holy Heart's Convent of Trinità dei Monti
Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy Sacro Monte of Varallo - Frescoes by Gaudenzio Ferrari
Salzburg Dome of the Kajetanerkirche by Paul Troger
San Gimignano Collegial Church by Benozzo Gozzoli and Domenico Ghirlandaio, Saint Augustin's Church by Benozzo Gozzoli
San Miguel de Allende Siqueros mural in one of the rooms of the ?Escuela de Bellas Artes?
Santa Maria delle Grazie Leonardo da Vinci
Siena Public Palace by Simone Martini, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Sodoma, Vecchietta and Domenico Beccafumi, Cathedral by Pinturicchio, Santa Maria della Scala Hospital by Vecchietta, Saint Augustin's Church by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Francesco di Giorgio Martini and Luca Signorelli, Arch of the Two Gates by Baldassarre Peruzzi, Santa Maria dei Servi Basilica by Pietro Lorenzetti, Saint Francis's Church by Pietro Lorenzetti and Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Saint Bernardin's Oratory by Sodoma and Domenico Beccafumi, Santa Caterina in Fontebranda Oratory by Sodoma, Saint Dominic's Basilica by Sodoma
Stoclet House Gustav Klimt
Strasbourg The Aubette Palace was decorated in the 1920s by Hans Arp, Theo van Doesburg, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
Urbino The 14th century Oratory of St John the Baptist "is best known for its late Gothic style fresco cycle (1416) by the brothers Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni."
Val di Noto The ballroom of the Palazzo Biscari has frescoes painted by Matteo Desiderato and Sebastiano Lo Monaco. (Wikipedia)
Valletta Valetta Cathedral by Mattia Preti
Vatican City Vatican Palaces by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raffaello Sanzio, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Beato Angelico, Giulio Romano, Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Luca Signorelli, Piero di Cosimo, Pinturicchio and Bramantino
Venice and its Lagoon Scuola di San Rocco by Tintoretto, Saint Sebastian's Church by Paolo Veronese
Vicenza and the Palladian Villas Villa Barbaro in Maser, by Veronese
Vienna Gustav Klimt, Beethoven Frieze at the Secession; Dome of Jesuit Church by Andrea Pozzo
Wachau Cultural Landscape frescoes by Daniel Gran in Kloster Und
White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal Cathedral of the Assumption: ?Last Judgment? by Andrei Rublev and Daniil Chernii
Würzburg Residence Tiepolo


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