Banksy

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Jennifer Olvera 1
Seminar in Art History Aesthetics
October 8, 2013
Research Proposal
Banksy

From what we know now graffiti can be said to have dated as far back as ancient history. From the existence of the first prehistoric cave paintings to the
Egyptian hieroglyphics, an identity to the way of living that existed in those periods of time was discovered. Now in the modern era the artistic form of graffiti has changed its style once more. In the late 1980s and early 1990s a new wave trend of hip hop music was transformed and therefore, spawned a new culture of artistic expression. Better known now as street art or illegal art, several graffiti artists such as the most well known urban street artist Banksy, find themselves out of place in today’s society. This is due to the fact of the different way of order that limits these expressions primarily by the government’s control and power. What we once saw in early history as normal, has now been taken for granted and those important expectations of life have been forgotten. Banksy’s street art responds to these social inclinations in an illegal and yet clever aesthetic way, where his identity remains unknown and his art revealed. In a brief research of my sources it can be said that what is already known about graffiti in general is the public’s response to it as being none other than a form of vandalism. On the other hand, what we know from the artist’s established 2 point of view is that street art like all other forms of art is temporary.…...

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