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I believe that Graffiti is most certainly a valid art form The question as to whether any forms of graffiti can be considered art is a controversial area Is it vandalism when it is placed on the side of a building or a car and art when it is on a canvas on someones wall or in a gallery- what is the difference Graffiti in its more complex forms can be considered art because it clearly contains artistic elements it communicates the artists expression to the viewer and the traditional art community has already accepted it The objective of this essay is to explain how graffiti art overcomes the concerns of illegality and vandalism and can be considered as a true art formGraffiti has been around for a long time its birth goes back to the beginning of human society It has been found in prehistoric times in cave drawings and on the uncovered in ancient Egyptian monuments Stowers The actual word graffiti is derived from two different words First the Greek word Graphein meaning to write and secondly the Italian word Grafficar which means drawings markings scribbles patterns or messages that are painted written or carved on a surface DennantMore recently in the early 70s modern day graffiti began to develop in the streets of New York and soon spread across the world This began in the form of tagging a fancy scribble-like style of writing that purely served to represent a persons nickname Tagging was never produced to grasp the viewer in an artistic manner and did not account for aesthetic style A Diverse crowd of youths in New York saw this as a way of getting their name seen around the city and acquiring fame As more and more people caught on to this new thing the trains and subways got more filled with these tags and so a need for more artistically elaborate designs began A New style emerged which went
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