“Out in street, inspected defaced building: silhouette picture in doorway, man and woman, possibly indulging in sexual foreplay.” (Watchmen, 5, 11, 5). As the main character Rorschach describe the graffities on the street. In Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, these graffities are shown in the panels while the story develops Rorschach characteristic. The special bond between Rorschach and the graffities are mysterious and unusual. The paper will show the appearance of the graffities happens again and again like a curse for Rorschach’s tragedy life.
Street art’s purpose is to leave something or an idea in people. Also an artist’s work is valued from his experiences in practicing art and that what gives his art a meaning. In the film Mr. Brainwash did not have any experience in art, but his work was purchased for a lot of money even if it didn’t have a meaning. the film argues on who’s art is valued less and who’s art is valued more . Street artists spend time to do a work that expresses their selves or their emotions in it not for getting money out of it not like art galleries. The film tries to illustrate the difference between art and what’s sold in gift shops. Art is what leaves a touch in people while what’s sold in gift shops is not always an art and people buy because of their interest in the actual art and that what makes them want to have it or purchase it. That’s exactly what Mr. Brainwash did to make people purchase his
The art of appropriation is to take possession of something. Appropriation artists deliberately copy images to take possession of them in their art. These artists are not stealing, plagiarizing or passing off these images as their own. They want the viewer to recognise the images they copy, and bring their own interpretation, with the image to the artist’s new context; whether it’s a painting, sculpture, or collage. Appropriation started and has been around ever since art began. However, two artists who have exemplified from the rest were, Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso. These artists have demonstrated appropriation throughout their art work and have created some of the most famous paintings of our time. Picasso, who was a Spanish painter, was recognised as being the turning point for modern art in the 20th century. He has used appropriation within his painting “les demoiselles d Avignon,” which he has manipulated and abstracted. Andy Warhol was also a major influence towards the pop art movement with his use of appropriation. He demonstrated this when he took an ordinary can of soup and created an iconic screen print. This screen print
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) began his artistic career as a graffiti artist in the late 1970s before rising to international fame in the early 80s. Basquiat drew on many sources in his art, including world mythology, anatomy textbooks, philosophy, Leonardo da Vinci 's notebooks, African and Native American imagery, and poetry. His work is often considered to be exploring dichotomies, such as wealth an poverty, integration and separation, internal and external experience. Although Basquiat resisted being labeled a "black artist", social commentary runs through much of his work. This untitled painting, widely known as fallen angel, contains many elements typical of Basquiat 's paintings. It has bright colors, combined use of sharp
Graffiti art, which is art that is meant graffiti or frescos. Since long time ago it was used as a way of communication between people where they draw on the stone walls in caves, but now Graffiti art is illegal at some countries, because it is impact on the view of the cities. Therefore, some graffiti artist paints randomly on the wall sometime. Graffiti art can help to make beautiful walls, and the other side may make an ugly scene. Graffiti 's not just drawing or writing on the wall. Graffiti has some advantages such as shearing idea, develop style and as a business
State the thesis: Not all graffiti is bad. In fact graffiti is a way for the neglected to stand up and make a statement
The term ‘cool’ is broadly defined as what is most relevant and current within youth culture which is also often related to youthful rebellion and breaking boundaries. Young people are the major target audience for many brands and due to the changing times, brands have been forced to be more innovative in their marketing approach to their target market. Brands have drawn in their specific target markets through the commercialization of the ‘cool factor’.
Summer is a vast period of time in which days can become monotonous if the day have no activities to fill them. Plagued with the problem most students face during the middle of their summer, we set off on an adventure to capture pictures at some of Houston's famous graffiti walls. We decided it would be fun to go into town, but we had no idea where exactly we wanted to go. Houston, a vast city with countless activities, the polar opposite of our old town, Monroe, Louisiana, offers many opportunities for families to spend time together. In Monroe it took five minutes to get anywhere, and everyone knew the city like the back of their hand. In Houston there are so many places and so much to do, from Downtown to the Heights. Since this was our first summer break in Houston, it was hard to figure out how we were going to pass the time. Anisha suggested that we go to some graffiti walls and take pictures. She did that awhile back when our cousin was visiting and enjoyed it. Rahul and Jaya thought it was a smart idea, so with our car full of silly props, we embarked on our graffiti journey.
Originating about thirty years ago, graffiti writers are now a worldwide subculture that was originally started in New York. They have their own criteria
I believe graffiti is art because it takes a lot of time and skill to be able to do these kind of things especially when you're doing it with spray paint. You have to have a lot of experience to be able to do these extraordinary things. Not just anyone can go somewhere on the street with a can of spray-paint and just put a cool little tag. That does not make you and artist that just makes you a criminal. You have to have value behind it and you need to have something to back up your reason that you made this art its not just an everyday thing some people can do. You cant just wake up and want to be an artist it takes time.
Some of this graffiti is not in the least appealing and is nonchalantly done. It can simply just be a combination of spray painted words and lines. To add to that, graffiti can depict or contain things which are inappropriate, such as mockery of law enforcement, nudity, profanity, and other inclusions. Notably, graffiti, more than not, is unnecessary. Doing what brings pleasure to one's being, does not always mean it is a righteous act. Pleasure is not a solid argument in select cases, but can rather be a pathetic cover up for what is
“Hip hop graffiti began in New York City during the late 1960 's when a small number of teenagers from Washington Heights, the South Bronx, and other impoverished neighborhoods began blanketing the city with their "tags"-stylized signatures of names they had invented for themselves” (Richard S. Christen).
The word graffiti comes from the Italian word “graffito”, which in turn comes from the word “graffio” that means scratch. In fact, at the beginning graffiti was not painted on walls, but scratched into the surface. The word evolves through the centuries: first, the term referred to the inscriptions, or figure drawings, found on the walls of ancient ruins; now, it is linked to the metropolitan environment and the hip-hop culture. It is interesting to see its development through history.
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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