Renowned adept of those times were Dionysius, Theophanes the Greek and Andrei Rublev. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the art of mural painting lost its technical and artistic quality, and only after many centuries, in the 13-14 century, was "rehabilitated" by Giotto di Bondone and other Italian artists. But undoubtedly, the most powerful flourishing mural reached during the Renaissance. Such brilliant masters like Piero della Francesca, Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci left behind a magnificent, priceless creations made with this technique. Unfortunately, after the explosive rise of fresco quickly again suffered a decline. This was largely due to the fact that fans and students of Michelangelo tried to blindly imitate his creativity.

However, not having inherited the talent of the great masters and not imbued with its spirit, they created the only similarity, and far better quality. Pretentiousness of style and lack of skills have created an area which well we know, entitled "Baroque". However, this does not mean that in the Baroque period were not created neat murals. Despite the fact that many of them differed only superficially impressive, however, in technology, these murals were carriers of the good old traditions, much later lost its influence. Notable surge in popularity has fallen, and mural painting for the past 20 centuries. Acquired international fame galaxy Mexican artists muralistov (from the Latin word murus – Wall) – Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others. These murals are an example of such directions in art as modernism and cubism, and often carry a political meaning.