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lakotarayne
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STALIN
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Is Graffiti an Art or not?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/19/2013 Category: Arts
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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lakotarayne

Pro

I believe that Graffiti is definitely an art, but it all depends on who is creating the art. Just like with Abstract art and photography. The meaning and feeling changes when someone really doesn't care.
STALIN

Con

Graffiti is not an art. The definition of art is:
skill acquired by experience, study, or observation[1].

Does it take skill to take a bunch of paint and throw it on a wall? Graffiti is a crime, not an art. Graffiti is done by people who want to cause trouble.

I await arguments from my opponent.

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http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Debate Round No. 1
lakotarayne

Pro

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STALIN

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
lakotarayne

Pro

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STALIN

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by N0yer 3 years ago
N0yer
Graffiti is an art, i am a graffiti artist/writer myself. Graffiti is not just throwing a bunch of paint on a wall, but i understand what what you mean. Yes, we are vandals, but the graffiti does take skill and experience. Graffiti is not done by people who want to create trouble, its all about getting their name out and getting fame from the public and other fellow graff artists in the area. However, drawing penises and hate messages on walls are not what real graffiti artists/writers do, that's what ignorant wannabes do.
Posted by DemFeelsBro 3 years ago
DemFeelsBro
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