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Famous Creative Thinkers Presentation

Famous Creative Thinkers Presentation I choose Carl Sagan as one of the people that I felt has given a great contribution to the world. Carl Sagan was born in Brooklyn, New York the son of an immigrant worker from the Russian Empire. Name after his mother’s mother. Carl had a sister and his mother was…

The Writing On The Wall (is graffiti an art form?)

“Graffiti is an art form” Or is it? There are many arguments for and against graffiti. In this essay, I will try to tackle the various aspects of these arguments, giving proof along the way. My interest in graffiti is purely artistic; I feel this essay may be more biased towards graffiti as an art…

Style Wars analysis

During the 1980’s a new style began to emerge. This style was Hip-hop and it consisted of a mix of music, breakdancing and graffiti. Culturally, in its early days graffiti was limited to downstate New York and conformed to a certain set of ideals. However, as time went on, it spread to other cities and…



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Graffiti and Popular Culture

The treatment of popular culture is usually dichotomized by the contrast of its being popular because it is patronized by the greatest number of a society’s population and by its being popular because of its proliferation for the benefit of the upper class of the society which greatly utilizes it as a powerful mechanism of…

Banksy-Graffiti Art

The life of the street artist is, by necessity, one of anonymity. In many of the world’s cities, the most noticeable and breathtaking pieces of art aren’t created by world-renowned talents. They are created by the unknown street artist under cover of darkness. We never see them and they are known only by their tagging…

Graffiti is Vandalism

While some people consider graffiti to be an art form, most people think of it as vandalism. It is destructive, costly, chaotic and repulsive. It is also done without the consent of the property owners, whether private or public. Some graffiti also contain words, images or representations of ideologies that are offensive and derogatory to…

History of Graffiti

The term “graffiti” is derived from Greek word graphein meaning to write was originally used to characterize the words and names scribbled on the walls of ancient Roman architecture (Kincheloe and Hayes, 98). This singular term graffito however, is derived from the Italian graffiare which means “little scratching. ” Vern Bullough and Bonnie Bullough asserts,…

Graffiti & art

The word graffiti is basically used to refer to a form of art that involves making of images, scrawls, scratches or painting letters on surfaces in various ways. It has been in existence for years. The use of graffiti has sparked debate from two camps. It is regarded both as unsightly and unwanted by critics…

Graffiti and Form

There are a lot of different perspectives on weather or not graffiti is a form of art or graffiti is just vandalism. In my essay I will explain to you why graffiti is a form of art, I will also show you how graffiti is just vandalism as well. First, Graffiti is a form of…

Is Graffiti an Art or a Crime

Through the years, people have expressed themselves in different ways and manners. Some have chosen photography, drawings or sculpture. Others came up with new ways like graffiti which is a new form of urban expression that made controversial reactions. I believe that some graffiti is an artistic performance because of its expressive nature, beautiful display,…

Graffiti: Class or Collapse of Art?

Graffiti means writing on wall. Anything marking or writing, on anything is a common practice for humans right from the time when they learned to do so. It is not easy to get rid of the habit, but a section of refined society now gets angry at that and calls it a social problem, besides…

Graffiti In Manchester

Most of us in here today have seen graffiti in some form or another. I think we can all agree that some of it is better than others. Recently, the government has been cracking down on graffiti artists, sentencing two “men” to 10 months of incarceration for tagging the Manchester-Poynton train line. This was part…

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism

DEMOGRAPHICS Demographical breakup of the vandals that are tinting Los Angeles city buildings and freeway structures will allow a more detailed and clear analysis of the motivational factors behind their acts. This will allow better strategy making and provide a clear understanding of the ways to create awareness among these groups that vandalism is a…

Is Graffiti an Art?

It is a debate, which is increasingly appearing in today’s society and being discussed with escalating intensity. The topic is graffiti and the debate is whether it should be seen as and art form. Many individuals will argue that it is not art and that it is uninspired vandalism. However these people do not understand…

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