is Graffiti Art?
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Well, Graffiti is not an art. It is just a waste of time, I believe. An art actually is something that shows imagination of the people. It is something that gives a fruitful message to a viewer. I believe a random worthless creative done on walls can never be compared to art. Graffiti is not an art because it doesnot shows the imagination of people and as far as we know a graffiti is just a way to impress people with useless creativity
The messages have also evolved. Graffiti has always been somewhat political, but it has come a long way from simply tagging one's name to parodying world leaders to make a statement.
This is further proof that graffiti is a form of art and not just a result of random acts of vandalism. The graffiti community moves in different directions and the resultant artwork moves with it.
George C. Stowers wrote that based on aesthetic criteria, graffiti has to be considered an art form. He makes a distinction between simple tags and more complicated pieces, stating that tags have little aesthetic appeal and probably should not be considered art. However, larger pieces require planning and imagination and contain artistic elements like color and composition. Stowers provides the example of wild style, or the calligraphic writing style of interlocking letters typical of graffiti, to show the extent of artistic elements that are present in these works.
"Wild style changes with each artist's interpretation of the alphabet, but it also relies on the use of primary colors, fading, foreground and background, and the like to create these letters," he writes. The artist's intention is to produce a work of art, and that must be taken into account when considering street art's legitimacy.
Stowers explains that graffiti cannot be disregarded because of its location and illegality. The manner in which graffiti art is executed is the only obstacle it faces in being considered an art form.
hence we can say that it is not a form of art
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