Graffiti Vs Street Art Analysis

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Graffiti and street art are closely related. The problematic of street art and graffiti has been discussed a lot over the past few years. There are two general views on art movements. On one side, stand those who admire many creations of street art and graffiti and who see it as a real artistic expression. On the other side stand those who argue that consider it vandalism on private or public property and who are therefore against calling it “real art”. Graffiti limits an individual to what he or she can do with a spray can, on the spot. Street art, on the other hand, while using some of the application techniques of graffiti, often involving a finished product that is ready-made and brought to the location
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This piece was made in 2003 as Banksy wants us to believe the subject has armed himself for a riot. The substitute of the flowers for a weapon portrays peace and hope in place of destruction. The piece’s present location is in Jerusalem. Banksy often uses stencils in his work. This stencilled image may be Banksy’s most famous work. At first glance it looks like a rioter about to throw a Molotov Cocktail. However this “rioter” is throwing a bouquet of flowers instead.
Typical of Banksy, the image uses a stencil of a man. This version, however, is done in monochrome, black and white, as opposed to the other solid black silhouette-like versions. The focal point of this painting is the flower. The artist emphasizes on the flower by making it the only part where complementary colours have been used. The black and colours against white makes this image very visible, even at longer distances. This image displayed publicly, and is intended to be
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He has completely wound up and it looks like he is going to launch the bouquet across town, but then one realizes that they are just flowers, and if this rioter were real, they would go maybe ten feet. The man is looking at the object that is opposing the protest with pure hatred and rage, therefore, no option to talk things out is available. Banksy enforces that notion by covering the rioters mouth prohibiting him from speaking and only allowing him to fight. My judgment is that Banksy created this piece to encourage riots and protest not downplays it with humour. Through Banksy’s choice of setting, artistic strategies, and imperative gestures, he creates an ambiance perfect for a riot take place. The flowers are meant to show power, life, and growth rather than weakness and fragility. Banksy would not portray protest as an ineffective method because his work in itself is considered a source of protest against society. The general population tends to see the protestor as a man of courage rather than an enemy of society. This image displays rioting as a less harmful tactic because instead of throwing empty bottles of liquor or bricks he is using flowers. With the use of flowers, it makes rioting out to be less dangerous and more productive in its cry for justice. It would be ignorant of Banksy to portray this protestor as an ineffective source of change for the fact that men and women have

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