John Fekner: Broken Promises/Falsas Promesas, South Bronx, 1980. The terms "urban art", "guerrilla art", "post-graffiti" and "neo-graffiti" are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts. Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork itself is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism. Artists who choose the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world. Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of "art provocation". Street artists often travel between countries to spread their designs. Some artists have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention, and have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets. Background Street art is a topical issue.
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Reclaim the StreetsReclaim the Streets (RTS) is a collective with a shared ideal of community ownership of public spaces. Participants characterize the collective as a resistance movement opposed to the dominance of corporate forces in globalization, and to the car as the dominant mode of transport. §Protests Reclaim the Streets is also used for this type of political action, regardless of its actual relation to the RTS movement. §History The earliest written source for the phenomenon "reclaim the streets" can be found in Marshall Berman's (1981) All That is Solid Melts Into Air. "At the ragged edge of Baudelaire's imagination we glimpsed another potential modernism: revolutionary protest that transforms a multitude of urban solitudes into a people, and reclaims the city streets for human life. . . Streets have many times been occupied with the intent of using them for other things than traffic. §United Kingdom Reclaim The Streets was originally formed by Earth First! §Global
Arta Lui SantaniChiar daca nu sunt asa de inaintat in varsta, pot sa sustin cu mana pe inima ca jucariile, “de pe vremea mea”, nu aratau asa. Mare pacat. Daca aveti nevoie de ceva care sa va stimuleze imaginatia juniorului chiar va recomand lucrarile lui Santani. Artistul are doar 21 de ani (practic e inca copil) iar “papusile” (daca se pot numi asa) create de el sunt din alta lume. Personajele care prind “viata” in mainile rusului sunt de-a dreptul demonice si dragute in acelasi timp. Chiar sunt curios pe care dintre ele ati vrea sa o aveti … in cazul meu e detasat ultima si de preferinta sa fie si vie.
GraffitiGraffiti in Toronto Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire. In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner's consent is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime. Graffiti may also express underlying social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. Controversies that surround graffiti continue to create disagreement amongst city officials, law enforcement, and writers who wish to display and appreciate work in public locations. Etymology History
Le street art ou art urbainIl s’agit de toutes formes d’art réalisé dans la rue ou dans des endroits publiques et englobe diverses méthodes telles que le graffiti, le graffiti au pochoir, les stickers, les posters, la projection vidéo, les installations de lumière, la céramique, etc. Le street-art parsème l’univers visuel des grandes cités. On en retrouve sur les murs, les trottoirs, les rues, dans les parcs ou sur les monuments. Le désir d’être subversif, de provoquer, de représenter ce que tout le monde pense tout bas serait à l’origine de ce courant, la rue étant la plateforme la plus large et la plus puissante dans un but de visibilité. Certains artistes de la rue perçoivent tout simplement l’environnement comme étant une vaste et vierge toile des plus inspirantes alors que d’autres sont tout simplement motivés par les risques rencontrés lorsqu’ils travaillent de façon illégale sur un lieu donné. Cela dit, tous les murs de toutes les villes du monde peuvent devenir le canevas parfait pour un street-artiste.
Arta Lui Franck GraetzTocmai din Belgia, declarata cea mai plictisitoare tara din lume, se ridica o pata de culoare si umor, iar autorul acesteia este Franck Graetz. Ilustratiile sale, si aici ma refer la cele mai complexe din a doua parte a postului, mi se par pur si simplu halucinante. Fiecare spun o sumedenie de povesti prin prisma unor personaje de benzi desenate, ceva mai caricaturale.TattooModern materials and techniques allow for a range of previously impossible designs and colors within tattoo art. A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. Etymology A Māori Chief with tattoos (moko) seen by Cook and his crew The Oxford English Dictionary gives the etymology of tattoo as, "In 18th c. tattaow, tattow. From Polynesian tatau. The first written reference to the word, "tattoo" (or Samoan "Tatau") appears in the journal of Joseph Banks (24 February 1743 – 19 June 1820), the naturalist aboard Captain Cook's ship the HMS Endeavour: "I shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each of them is so marked by their humor or disposition". The word "tattoo" was brought to Europe by the explorer James Cook, when he returned in 1771 from his first voyage to Tahiti and New Zealand. Types of tattoos Traumatic tattoos Amateur and professional tattoos Identification