The History of Street Art


The History of Street Art: A blog about the history street art and its origin.

The History of Street Art: A blog about the history street art and its origin.

The History of Street Art: A blog about the history street art and its origin.

The History of Street Art: A blog about the history street art and its origin.

The History of Street Art: A blog about the history street art and its origin.

The History of Street Art: A blog about the history street art and its origin.

The History of Street Art: A blog about the history street art and its origin.

The History of Street Art: A blog about the history street art and its origin.

The word “street art” is often used to describe the urban art movement which began in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It emerged as a reaction to traditional forms of public art, which are considered elitist by some people and too often fitted into planned urban regeneration programmes. Street Art is more spontaneous and often illegal, carried out by artists who have chosen to work outside the gallery system.

Street Art is a form of graffiti that is painted on public surfaces, walls and property with permission. It is usually part of a particular event or festival, such as the Cans Festival in London in 2008 or the Meeting of Styles in Bristol (UK). Although street art can take many forms, it was initially spray-painted graffiti that established this form of expression as an artform.

There are many reasons why people choose to paint on walls; some do it to express their political sentiments while others do it to beautify their local community or simply because they enjoy painting. Whatever their reason, street artists have become important cultural figures who are celebrated worldwide for their work.

A blog about the history street art and its origin.

This section is going to be dedicated to different styles of street art, the origins of street art and how it got started, and famous street artists who have made a name for themselves on the street. There will be pictures of some of their work as well as links to their websites.

The first style of street art we are going to talk about is graffiti. Graffiti has been around since ancient times, but in modern times it has become more mainstream. It was popularized by the hip hop scene in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when spray paint and markers became readily available at local hardware stores.

According to Wikipedia: Graffiti (plural of graffito: “a graffito”, but “these graffiti”) are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. Graffiti range from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and they have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.**

Street Art, once perceived as vandalism, is now more and more considered to be a form of art. As the objects of urban art are often situated in public places, the artists have to work quickly to avoid being caught and prosecuted by authorities. Street art is often associated with graffiti and graffiti is often seen as one of the most common forms of street art.

Street art has evolved into a global movement that has gained greater recognition from art institutions. The emergence of street art can be traced back to the graffiti artists in New York City who started writing their names on public walls in the 1960s. Graffiti was soon followed by other forms of street art such as sticker art, stencil graffiti, wheatpasted poster art, video projection, yarn bombing and street installation or sculpture.

The History of Street Art blog has been created by Roberta Siqueira de Almeida and João Paulo Gomes. We are two students from Brazil who are studying English in London at University College London (UCL). We created this blog to learn more about blogging and to spread our interest in Street Art around the world!

Street art has been a part of the urban environment for decades. However, it is only recently that street art has been accepted into the mainstream. This blog was created to explore some of the early artists who contributed to the history of street art, and to discuss how street art is increasingly being recognized and appreciated as a legitimate form of art.

The beginnings of street art can be traced back to New York City in the 1970s when graffiti began appearing on subway trains. At that time, graffiti was considered vandalism and was not appreciated by most people. However, artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were able to take their graffiti skills and turn them into lucrative careers as commercial artists.

Although the 1980s saw a decline in graffiti due to increased security measures on the subways, graffiti continued to appear on city streets throughout the 1990s and 2000s. The rise of social media has made it possible for people from all over the world to share their street art with others. For example, Instagram was instrumental in spreading awareness about Banksy’s artwork in London and other cities around Europe during his 2010 tour (“Banksy Street Art Tour”).

Street art started in the late 1960s and early 1970s when graffiti artists started to move from writing their names in his territory to expressing their individual artistic ideas.

One of the British pioneers of street art, who was one of the leading figures in the second half of the 1970s and early 1980s, was the London graffiti artist known as Mode 2. His work, which can still be seen on the streets of East London, includes a series of stylised female faces with red hair and lips, and wearing a dark visor.

His work was first seen in 1976, but he became well known after a six-page spread in The Face magazine in 1978. This article also covered another street artist, called Part One (aka Tim Jones), who had started painting his colourful abstract figures around Covent Garden tube station in 1979.

Street art is most commonly associated with New York City, where it began as an expression of rebellion against the authorities and was part of a subculture that included DJs and breakdancers.

The most famous street art to appear in New York during this period was Jean-Michel Basquiat’s SAMO tag, which appeared with guerrilla-like frequency around Manhattan’s Soho district from 1977 onwards. Although Basquiat later turned

Street art is a form of artwork that is displayed in a community on its surrounding buildings, streets, and other publicly viewed surfaces. Many instances come in the form of guerrilla art, which is composed to make a public statement about the society that the artist lives within. The work has moved from the beginnings of graffiti and vandalism to new modes where artists work to bring messages, or just simple beauty, to an audience.

The street artist Banksy has brought many pieces to public attention through his art displays. He has been described as a “british cultural icon,” and his work has spawned “the fastest growing art movement in the UK.” His pieces are often satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His work displays beautiful images coupled with dark humor and has been featured on streets, walls, and bridges throughout the world.[2]

The term “street art” refers to any visual art created in public spaces -outside of the context of traditional art venues- although the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives.[3] The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing


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