Are you interested or fascinated by the murals that you have probably seen in many villages in Sardinia?
This is our brief history of murales in Sardinia.
The muralism starts in Sardinia at the end of the sixties, promoted by several artists.
Among them, the most important are Pinuccio Sciola, the “Collective Dioniso” and Francesco Del Casino.
Muralism in Sardinia develops itself in two different ways:
One in Orgosolo as a social movement and a demonstration of political involvement.
Another one, as San Sperete where it took another direction.
An instrument to keep alive and show everyone the peculiarity of the culture and traditions.
Indeed, in this case, they show activities, every-day-scenes, ritual and traditions of rural society, traditions.
Something that have been forgotten due to what we use to call “modern society”.
Murals are done not just to make the cities look beautiful!
They are made to remember people their roots and prevent the historical memory to disappear.
Murals continuously change!
Some of them are protected and always renovated.
Others, after getting old and faded, are replaced with new ones.
A lot of villages in Sardinia already have or are making murals right now.
We suggest you some specific places where we already visited.
Place that made us feel something really special.
One of those is San Sperate.
A village in the south of the island, that from the 60ies to these days is defined as “city-museum”.
Reaching the middle of the island you can visit Orgosolo and Fonni.
Two villages where the murals talk about political involvement, history, poorness and social conflicts of a society in transition between the old and modern times.
After carrying political messages for a while, some murals from the 70ies and 80ies have been replaced by those focused on activities representing a “bucolic society”.
On the west coast, on the Planargia plateau, we suggest you stop by and visit Tinnura.
A small village that you can reach by joining our West passage bike tour.
A way to see murales and ride along the west coast of Sardinia.
You can also visit some villages with murales by our tour for families .
A tour between the Planargia plateau and the Sinis peninsula.
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