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caty44444444
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will9925452
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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism

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caty44444444
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/24/2016 Category: Arts
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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caty44444444

Pro

Graffiti: Art or Vandalism

Many people dislike graffiti, thinking it to be vandalism. But the other half of people, think that graffiti is a piece of magnificent artwork. So, is it art or vandalism?
will9925452

Con

I accept this debate but im a bit confused about which side you are on, could you include whether you are for art or for vandalism in the next round please.
Debate Round No. 1
caty44444444

Pro

Good morning/afternoon,
ladies and gentlemen,
I am debating for affirmative side of this debate. Graffiti is art.
Many citizens around the world believe graffiti to be ugly and unattractive but this is not necessarily true. Most people have heard of the style of abstract art. Abstract art is plainly just random squiggles, shapes and weird drawings. Graffiti art is also this. And, graffiti art can even been amazing. If the style of abstract can be counted as art then I see no problem in considering graffiti as art. People will even pay millions of dollars for abstract art and people are beginning to pay people to display graffiti art in their own home.

My second argument is against the common saying of 'graffiti costs money to remove and is a waste of people's time and taxpayers money' but I state this is misleading. Graffiti art simply doesn't need to be removed. It's a work of art and is just brightening our world. Our world is being beautified by these countless amazing graffiti artworks, all for free. Graffiti art adds character to a walls.

To continue, graffiti art is a certain style of art and there is no denying that graffiti is illegal in most places. But,this does not mean it can not be considered art. The definition of art is application of human imagination or expression. Graffiti art is completely art. Graffiti art is exactly the expression of a human applied to a wall. The artist could just be stating their territory with a tag, just like a dog, but is still considered art.

Lastly, graffiti art has been around for years. In fact, graffiti art existed around the dream time, the stone age, the bronze age. All those paintings on caves, plants and rocks are works of graffiti art. The expression of the indigenous, and the cavemen. Graffiti art has been used to communicate through hundreds of generations.

Graffiti is art. It may be illegal but that doesn't exclude it from being art. The style has existed for years over years and has been used to communicate with each other. No matter how ugly it may look graffiti is still considered an art form, and there is no denying that.

Thankyou ladies and gentleman and remember, graffiti IS art, wether you like it or not, wether it's illegal or not.

Kind Regards,
Caty44444444
will9925452

Con

will9925452 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
caty44444444

Pro

caty44444444 forfeited this round.
will9925452

Con

will9925452 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by caty44444444 1 year ago
caty44444444
VOTE! Con did not even make an argument, so I did not waste my time making another either!
Posted by caty44444444 1 year ago
caty44444444
pro means art
Posted by chzyken 1 year ago
chzyken
Google" graffiti:" writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place.

Google "vandalism": action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.

If you choose to accept the google definitions of both words, graffiti is by definition vandalism.

Whether a specific work of graffiti is considered art depends on how you define art.
Posted by lord_megatron 1 year ago
lord_megatron
Pro means art or vandalism
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Vote Placed by Edlvsjd 1 year ago
Edlvsjd
caty44444444will9925452Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to pro for not forfeiting first, and arguments for offering any.
Vote Placed by fire_wings 1 year ago
fire_wings
caty44444444will9925452Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: FFETY FF