A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall,
ceiling or other large permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic
of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are
harmoniously incorporated into the picture.
Trompe-l'oeil (French for "deceive the eye") is an art technique
that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist
in three dimensions. Forced perspective is a comparable illusion in architecture.
Marbleizing or faux marbling is the preparation and finishing of a surface to imitate the appearance of polished marble.
It is typically used in buildings where the cost or weight of genuine marble would be prohibitive.
Faux marbling is a special case of faux painting used to create the distinctive and varied patterns of marble - the most imitated stone by far.
This is a technique to paint kid's favorite 2D cartoon characters or scenery on the wall unlike realistic trompe l'oeil murals.
Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used to describe decorative paint finishes that replicate the appearance of
materials such as marble, wood or stone. The term comes from the French word faux, meaning false, as these techniques
started as a form of replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has subsequently come to encompass many
other decorative finishes for walls and furniture including simulating recognisable textures and surfaces.