Although graffitiartists might think property owners may enjoy the colorful pictures andcomplex designs of graffiti, they are spending a lot of their owntime and effort to clean up graffiti.
In addition to the subject or medium of the art being natural, the act of creating street art brings artists out of their studios and onto the streets⎯into nature itself. For example, a New York elementary school used sidewalk chalk to decorate the sidewalks all the way around their school with pictures of what they learned about in class, specifically natural things. The entire school chipped in, once again exemplifying how street art can bring people together and get them outside (Hershenson 1). The art brought beauty to the mundane sidewalks, at least until the next rain. This and other works of street art bring admirers and viewers out into nature. Instead of paying to visit an art gallery, the public can wander the streets and get some fresh air while enjoying local artwork free of charge.
These depressing photos show the result of vandalism to the artwork (Peralta 1). The destruction and theft of these pieces of art is a very real problem. Steps should be taken to protect the art that becomes part of Cronon’s urban wilderness, because the artwork affects the city in the many positive ways mentioned above.
Though some artists have developed avant guarde or impressionist styles, these are not considered cartoons for the simple fact that they never were displayed on the silver screen.
Graffiti should be considered as vandalism.
Through the use of technology, art has been made hugely accessible by the ability to trade media forms, mainly through the Internet and other technological means.
GraffitiDefinition: The Dictionary of Art.
Daichendt, G. James. "ARTIST-DRIVEN Initiatives for Art Education: What we can Learn from Street Art." Art Edu 66.5 (Sep 2013): 6-12. Print.
Pop art was a form of rebellion against Abstract Expressionism.
Itspends some $2 million a year for its crews and volunteers like Mabel Tengto repaint 1.3 million square feet of walls, garage doors, lamp posts andutility, mail and Ire boxes on public and private property that were scarredby graffiti scrawlers" (Epstein).