Orgosolo Murals are the best-known example of mural art in Sardinia. Originated in the late 1960s to voice people’s feelings and opinions, this artistic phenomenon has no equal in Europe.
The story of Orgosolo Murals begins in 1975 when Francesco Del Casino, an art teacher originally from Siena but living in Orgosolo, engaged his art students in painting a few walls around the village. Since then, hundreds of artists -both Sardinian and foreigners- have followed, painting on Orgosolo’s houses figurative scenes packed with meaning and political demands. Nowadays there are hundreds of murals in Orgosolo, all conveying a strong social message.
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