The problematic of street art and graffiti has been a heavily discussed topic over the past years. There are two general points of view on these art movements. On one side stand people that admire the various creations of street art and graffiti and who perceive it as a real artistic expression. On the other side stand people that consider it vandalism on private or public property and who are therefore against calling it “real art”. On which side do you stand?
Read the whole article to find out more about these two movements:
I. Definition and the difference between Graffiti and Street art II. Influence on society III. Historical background
“It would be illegal” ~ By Banksy ~ Photo: banksy.co.uk
Have you heard about Banksy? Banksy is the pseudonym of a street artist born in Bristol, whose true identity is unknown. He started as a graffiti artist in 1990s as a part of the Bristol underground scene which is the culture associated not just with graffiti art but also with drum and bass, and that exists in Bristol to this day. Banksy got known worldwide for his characteristic stenciling technique and also because his work is often satirical and bears a political or a cultural message.