Graffiti: a work of art or vandalism?

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Graffiti: a work of art or vandalism?. Graffiti represents an art form that is unrestricted, one that rebels against conventional forms of artwork. Graffiti is intertwined into human history, dating back to the Roman Empire. They made political statements and satirize current events. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>Graffiti: a work of art or vandalism?</p> <p>Graffiti represents an art form that is unrestricted, one that rebels against conventional forms of artwork. Graffiti is intertwined into human history, dating back to the Roman Empire. They made political statements and satirize current events.</p> <p>Modern graffiti achieves many of the same things to state a message that doesnt necessarily fit into the norms of society. </p> <p>Graffiti also known as Street-Art or Urban-Art has come a long way from the simple cave-paintings of our ancient past, to the amazing diversity of todays graffiti.</p> <p>A BRIEF HISTORYThe American History of Graffiti: From subway to galleryhttp://video.pbs.org/video/1864784580Keith HaringKeith Haring was an artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s.</p> <p>Haring achieved his first public attention with chalk drawings in the subways of New York (see public art). These were his first recognized pieces of pop art. His bold lines, vivid colors, and active figures carry strong messages of life and unity.</p> <p>Keith Haringdrawing in subwayca. 19817Slide concept by William V. Ganis, PhDFOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLYFor publication, reproduction or transmission of images, please contact individual artists, estates, photographers and exhibiting institutions for permissions and rights.</p> <p>Keith HaringHarlem, NY1986</p> <p>8Slide concept by William V. Ganis, PhDFOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLYFor publication, reproduction or transmission of images, please contact individual artists, estates, photographers and exhibiting institutions for permissions and rights.</p> <p>JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIATJean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist. His career in art began as a graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s, and in the 1980s produced Neo-expressionist painting. In 1976, Basquiat and friends Al Diaz and Shannon Dawson began spray-painting graffiti on buildings in Lower Manhattan, working under the pseudonym SAMO.</p> <p>In June 1980, Basquiat took is art from the street to the gallery by participating in The Times Square Show, a multi-artist exhibition. From that moment on he became a widely known Urban Artist. Jean-Michel BasquiatHollywood Africans1983</p> <p>10Slide concept by William V. Ganis, PhDFOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLYFor publication, reproduction or transmission of images, please contact individual artists, estates, photographers and exhibiting institutions for permissions and rights.</p> <p>Jean-Michel BasquiatGrillo1984</p> <p>11Slide concept by William V. Ganis, PhDFOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLYFor publication, reproduction or transmission of images, please contact individual artists, estates, photographers and exhibiting institutions for permissions and rights.</p> <p>BANKSY Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. Stencils are traditionally hand drawn or printed onto sheets of acetate or card, before being cut out by hand. Because of the secretive nature of Banksy's work and identity, it is uncertain what techniques he uses to generate the images in his stencils, though it is assumed he uses computers for some images due to the photocopy nature of much of his work.Banksyc. 2003</p> <p>13Slide concept by William V. Ganis, PhDFOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLYFor publication, reproduction or transmission of images, please contact individual artists, estates, photographers and exhibiting institutions for permissions and rights.</p> <p>Banksyc. 2007New Orleans</p> <p>14Slide concept by William V. Ganis, PhDFOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLYFor publication, reproduction or transmission of images, please contact individual artists, estates, photographers and exhibiting institutions for permissions and rights.</p> <p>Not only are there different types of graffiti; there are also plenty of different lettering styles used by graffiti writers. Many of them were designed by graffiti writers in the beginning years of urban graffiti, in the 1970s and 1980s. Theyve been imitated, expanded on, adapted and changed by graffiti artists all over the world.LETTERING TECHNIQUES</p> <p>Bubble Letters A lot of graffiti lettering is done with bubble letters. Bubble letters can take many different forms, but basically they are fat rounded letters, with or without a differently-colored outline, usually overlapping each other. Theyre normally easy to read and dont have too many stylistic flourishes. Block LettersBlock letters are basically the same as bubble, but without the fat rounded appearance. Shadow letters are commonly found on throw-ups and in more complicated pieces. They use either block letters or bubble letters and feature a shadow behind each letter, making the lettering appear slightly 3D.</p> <p>Wildstyle Its hard to classify most types of graffiti lettering. The styles develop organically, with only loose foundations. Lettering styles can sometimes be traced back to the person who originally developed them. Such is the case with Wildstyle, which was first thought up and practiced by Tracy 168 and Stay High 149 in New York.</p> <p> Wildstyle graffiti is complex and often difficult to read for people who arent familiar with graffiti lettering. The style has taken off all over the world and has evolved as its been passed from continent to continent.</p>