Graffiti occupies a complicated and controversial zone between street art and vandalism, with artists arguing that it's a powerful form of art with roots in Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat, and detractors pointing out that it is illegal, a form of vandalism and heavily associated with gangs. Taggers and neighborhoods often come into conflict with each other.Know More
Solutions to graffiti have ranged from arresting the culprits to replacing negative images with positive ones and redirecting the talents of graffiti artists to more productive venues. A strong argument against arresting taggers is that the arrest has become a status symbol and a way of demonstrating a tagger's commitment. Some communities have sponsored programs where children and teenagers remove unwanted graffiti.
In the United Kingdom, graffiti became a tool to express political statements in the hands of Banksy. While Banksy is not the first artist to deliver social commentary through art, his graffiti is highly publicized with an international audience. Banksy has pointed out that graffiti's strengths lies in its accessibility, with no need for portfolio reviews, selective galleries, expensive art colleges or extensive networking.
The consensus seems to be that graffiti where it is wanted and can be admired is street art and that graffiti where it is not wanted is vandalism.Learn More
In art, "medium" refers to the physical objects used by artists to convey messages to audiences through the senses. Mediums used by artists vary widely, and range from tools including paints, brushes, pencils and pastels used by traditional artists, to instruments, voice and electronics used in the auditory arts. Additionally, sculptors use raw materials like wood, paints, clay and plastics to create figurines and sculptures.Full Answer >
Unauthorized graffiti art is considered vandalism. When it is painted without the consent of the property owner, graffiti is considered criminal damage in the legal sense, as it is the defacement of private or public property.Full Answer >
Graffiti is considered art and is becoming increasingly recognized as a legitimate art form in the art industry. Graffiti can be colorful or in black and white.Full Answer >
According to Sandra Reichstetter of Steady Health, the pros of tongue piercings are that they act as strong social unifiers among people who wish to belong to a crowd, and the jewelry helps people to assert their individuality in a conformist society. The cons of getting a tongue piercing include pain, swelling, long recovery times and possible health complications such as infections, nerve damage or paralysis.Full Answer >