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Banksy - Street Art

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Anna Boyd

on 11 November 2014

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Art does not have to be in a Museum setting......
It is the CONTEXT and INTENTION that makes something "Art"
Philosophies of Art
INSTRUMENTALISTS Believe: Art should lead to some social good.

(Artworks are valuable, have merit, or are significant because of what they do. They perform something thought to be an important function. An artwork might be persuasive in getting people to think or behave in certain ways).
A street artist who is mostly known for his graffiti work in London England and around the world

Because graffiti is considered vandalism, Banksy has never revealed his name or face to the public.

His work deals with activism, reclamation, and subversion
Art that is created in a public space for anyone to see.

EXAMPLES: Graffiti, Mimes, Caricatures, Street Musicians, Living Statues.....Any others??
Street Art

Subversion: an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy. Or more specifically, subversion can be described as an attack on the public morale
Context: The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed

Intention: A thing intended; an aim or plan
His work deals with activism, reclamation, and subversion
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