Characteristics Of Street Art

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The essence of this research is to bring into light the different characteristics of street art street art has evolved from graffiti writing into a social and artistic movement covering the walls of cities around the world in its various forms. The art form continues to communicate messages in the public area that are accessible to all, and acts as a tool for encouragement and an essential element and reflection of the human existence. It remains a vital instrument of protest to bring about social change for communities of people who have no voice. From Graffiti to Street Art When the word graffiti is mentioned, thoughts of inaudible lettering and spray paint usually come to mind, but several new types of the art form have emerged in recent years to include stencilling, stickers and other developments that are now labelled as street art. Graffiti and street art vary by technique and also sociological elements. Nicholas Ganz mentions in his book “Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five Continents,” that graffiti is “largely governed by the desire to spread one’s tag and achieve fame” (10). Street art, on the contrary, “tends to have fewer rules and embraces a much broader range of styles and techniques” (11). Writing on walls appeared during the Second World War, as a tool used by the Nazis to spread their propaganda, but for the most part, graffiti was also important for resistance movements as a way of publicizing their protests to the general public” (Ganz, Graffiti World,

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