Although it is wrong that does not mean that it is not art. If someone make a huge mural with awesome detail would you not call that person an artist? I know for sure I would. I think that graffiti is one of the hardest forms of art because you cannot erase or stroke, it is hard to get texture and shadowing.
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Aight first of all a lot of you are confused with what graffiti actually is. Some graffitis are done illegally and can be considered destroying other's property or vandalism. A lot of graffitis however are done legally. A lot of writings on shirts today are all done by graffiti artists. If y'all don't want shirts with cool writings on them, then choose "no". Graffiti is an legitimate artform and one of the earliest elements of hip-hop culture along with mc-ing, bboying, and dj-ing. So y'all haters who are not willing to look at the big picture and think what graffiti really entails can call it vandalism, crime, whatever you want but remember if jackson pollock splashed his paint all over the wall on the street he would get arrested too. If piccasso suddenly got bored and started painting his thing on a police car he would get arrested too. Any art or painting can be done illegally. It's a matter of where and how to do it. So just because you saw some dude tagging on someone else's property doesn't mean graffiti as a whole don't deserved to be considered an art. Open up your mind and be able to accept a legitimate artform as an artform. Just because you don't like the style, and just because you ain't familiar with it doesn't mean it deserves destructive criticisms and hatred.
Whether you like it or not graffiti IS art. The definition of art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture. Is graffiti not visual? Its a way for the artists to express themselves. And it is art.
Yes, that doesn't make it OK
The person in "no" is inappropriately adding a moral dimension to the definition of the word "art". "It's OK" is not part of the definition of the word "art". "Art" is a created expression intended for someone to admire. Just because it is "art" doesn't mean we have to accept it, except arguably if you mean "graffiti" in a broad sense, referring to the sort of style that is seen in graffiti but performed on one's own property or with permission. Some cities even have legal graffiti walls just for the purpose of graffiti in order to deter illegal graffiti
Graffiti is art because it is something that inspires people and allows them to have a say. For example a very famous one is by meek. It says keep your coins, i want change.This saying was extremely powerful and captured the attention of several people. This saying is powerful. Graffiti has meaning throught the form of art.
I believe that Graffiti is an art when it is used in the correct areas!
When there is a building with just one name that I believe is vandalism!
But overall Graffiti can be a beautiful thing, graffiti is a good way for one to express themselves, to feel free.
Art is what is beautiful, appealing or of more ordinary significance. Art is any feild using skills or technique, art is mainly in form of paintings, sculptures and drawings.
But since dance is considered an art form why can't graffiti? Graffiti is beautiful, appealing and of more sigificances. Thank you.
It is a common statement to say the beauty is in the eye of the beholderand this is what's going on with that picture For some people they see art like me and others would see this as vandalism it is all about how you view it and if it was ever wanted in the first place if it was somewhere privately owned that yes it is but if it is non offensive and on public property then should be okay in my eyes ps yes I know that I didn't even use punctuation
Graffiti is literally art put illegally on structures. The first definition of art that comes up is:
The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
And who can deny that graffiti is a form of self-expression? It may not be legal, but it is most definitely art.
Graffiti is illegal and shouldn't be done. If the person is so interested in painting on buildings and other property, they should do it on paper and murals. Then I would call it art. Doing something illegal should not be called artistic and beautiful in any way, shape or form. It is wrong and shouldn't be done. Everything beautiful should be right.
I hear people all the time try to excuse graffiti as art. But the truth is that it's vandalism and destruction of other people's property. Someone may like graffiti and consider it an art form. And they try to use the definition of art to excuse it. But those people are missing a major point about what art is. Art is created by commission or on the property the owner wants the art made on. Most graffiti is done without the consent or permission of the owner of which the graffiti appears on. The graffiti "artists" go where ever they want and destroy other people's property. I wouldn't want someone to tag up may walls of my building, just because it's their "self-expression"... If I asked them to do so, then it's a different story. Why doesn't the graffiti "artists" do their work on canvas? Why do they need to tag public property? Self-expression isn't about destruction, it's about creation. Graffiti destroys. Go create graffiti and display it in a museum or an art show.
There is a difference between art and graffiti vandalism. Art is something that we appreciate, graffiti vandalism is not. Why should people go out and vandalize people's belongings and properties? There is nothing fun about vandalizing something and as much as people might think it is an art it sure isn't. How would you feel if someone vandalized your property just thinking it was art?
Graffiti is dangerous and there are many reasons for that. An example is that 2 boys drowned whilst spray painting in a storm water drain when flash floods hit. Another reason is that many graffiti artists spray paint on moving trains. Graffiti artists also graffiti in ridiculous places such as on a bridge where they have to hang upside down do so.
Graffiti is not art because it is vandalism and it damages other peoples properties. Street art is acceptable because they always look nice and they have permission to do it where as graffiti is wrong and normally it is words. So thats why graffiti is not art because it is wrong.
• It is destruction of other people’s property or public property
• They think that they’re “cool” and they do it for the thrill
• They are trying to achieve: recognition and popularity
• It can be controlled by peer pressure
• It is sort of a sub-culture group of society
• They are trying to make their mark on the community
• Definition: writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place
• It is forbidden by law, rules, or custom, it’s illegal
• It makes a public place seen as ‘dirty’ or ‘unsafe’
• Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power
• There is no beauty or emotional power in defacing public property and it isn’t really applying creative skills and imagination for a good cause
• It is spoiling the surface or appearance of the community and their reputation
• It is just tags or words, with no meaning, doesn’t belong to you
• Street art is done by professionals with license and it has been agreed to, it is appreciated and admired, but similar materials but with different attitude, it is planned and makes a contribution to community- purpose to stop graffiti.
• It is about ego and status, especially how many places and the most obscure places
• It is a violation of rules or customs, selfish, trespassing
• Not wanted by public
Graffitti itself is not an art. Graffiti itself from what I know are just vulgar, crude and trashy words. But graffiti art is an art form born from graffiti techniques.
Of course sometimes there are meaningful phrases painted and sprayed in a beautiful way but more often than not its a joke.
Graffiti is vandalism. The examples of graffiti that may count as "art" in some peoples mind is very small in number compared to the graffiti that is obscene, gang-related, and ugly. Graffiti "artists" should realize that the owner of the property they are vandalizing may not want any thing painted on their property, and that they may take great pride in having a clean and tidy property. If graffiti "artists" can afford multiple cans of spray paint, they can afford to purchase a suitable canvas for their graffiti instead of ruining another person's property. Many buildings in areas where graffiti is common are large and beautiful buildings that are great examples of their period's architecture, so the argument that graffiti is to make ugly buildings prettier is not founded in fact.
Here is a definition from Dictionary.com with the link provided if you believe it's false. Http://dictionary.Reference.Com/browse/vandalism
1. Deliberately mischievous or malicious destruction or damage of property: vandalism of public buildings.
Odds are, the buildings these "Graffiti Arts" are located on are most likely public buildings, and the odds are even better that the permission was not granted. Now, there can be abandoned buildings but guess what... They are owned by the city still. So no matter what building you place your "Graffiti Art" upon, it isn't really wanted and asked for. So my opinion, as it was not stated but should have been inferred, that graffiti is simply a way of taking a building as it was and turning it into something really not worth spotting let alone owning. So, no I don't like graffiti and no it is not considered art. Was that a bit too subtle?
Imagine owning a restaurant and the windows were tagged . . . How might that affect your business for the day? Or at least until you could clean it up . . . What message does graffiti show potential customers or residents regarding your area. Low income areas have the worst tagging/graffiti and for obvious reasons. We work hard enough each day - I don't want to have to clean someone else's mess also!!! If it's art - do it legally on your own property.