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American Graffiti

- American Graffiti AMERICAN GRAFFITI was released in 1973 without much fanfare, but it quickly touched a nerve with movie audiences everywhere. There was something about this look back to a summer night in a small California town in 1962 that made moviegoers nostalgic for a time of innocence, of romance, and of uncharted possibilities. There was something for everyone in that film - whether it was a character you identified with, or the cars and the music - that wonderful music. - brought back so many memories....   [tags: Papers]

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American Graffiti

- American Graffiti (1973) This classic move focuses on a single night in the early Sixties, the hopeful future of the main characters is followed by the events which occur. Steve (Ron Howard), and Curt (Richard Dreyfuss) will be leaving for college the very next day, the build up of years of hard work. Finally they'll be able to leave their small hometown and "spread their wings", experiencing life in ways they never have. Curt is unattached to anyone, but Steve will be leaving behind his longtime girlfriend Laurie (Cindy Williams), who happens to be Curt's sister....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graffiti an Art or Not

- Art surrounds our plant from cost to cost, and it changes our views on the world. Although it seems we still can not distinguish art from mockery, it forces us to look at the ugly side of a modern art that is vulgar. Graffiti a term that comes from the Italian word that means to scratch known as graffio (“Graffiti.” Issues and Controversies). Street art as some call it has become very popular among want to be artist;however, there is one problem it's illegal. The law should not put up with this type art because it destructive to the public....   [tags: art, mockery, modern art, vulgar]

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The History of Graffiti

- Graffiti is a different form of art, not a crime. Graffiti is a way for people to show their unique creativity. Graffiti is a widely growing activity that is taking notice to many people. Today some people believe that graffiti is cool and wonderful, while others think it is useless and makes cities appear dirty. “Graffiti is the name for lettering scratched or images, scrawl, painted or noticeable in any manner on property. The term graffiti referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii.” Use of the word has evolved to include any graphics applied to surfaces in a manner that may include van...   [tags: Art ]

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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

- Most people can distinguish between art and vandalism. However, graffiti takes special section of art. Graffiti has been has been around since the days of ancient Rome and Greece. People have been “tagging” for hundreds of years. However it was in the 1970’s and 80’s that the form of art was created. With the creation of hip hop, graffiti started becoming very popular, especially in African American communities such as the South Bronx. Graffiti is considered a visual form of hip hop, but perhaps it is not considered art because of its canvas....   [tags: tagging, popluar, safe, location]

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Modern Street Art vs. Graffiti

- ... Wong had been working at Pearl Paint and had befriended some young graffiti artists at the time. He collected their drawings, paintings and sketchbooks. Later on, Wong founded the Museum of American Graffiti in the East Village, but this museum was short lived. In 1994, Wong, who was suffering from AIDS, donated the goods to the Museum of the City of New York and later returned to his hometown San Francisco, where he died in 1999. As time passed, graffiti became the symbol of poverty and crime in a neighborhood....   [tags: Bansky vs King Robo]

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Graffiti Art in New York City And it’s Subways

- We all know what Graffiti art is; well we think we know because of the “modern” graffiti art that is still occasionally seen. However Graffiti Art has been tracked back all the way to the time of 1851. Firstly graffiti comes from the Italian word “graffiato” meaning scratched and was later called graffiti through the media as we see it today. ‘Additionally early forms of graffiti were seen back in ancient Italy at the ruins of Pompeii’ in 1851. “Painting on sidewalks, and other forms of graffiti, is still common in Rome today....   [tags: gang, territories, crime theory]

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Graffiti - The Unlawful Art

- One day in the afternoon while I was surfing on the Internet, one of my friends forwarded a really interesting website addressed www.stillfree.com to me. At the beginning, I thought it was some kind of shopping promotional website but after clicking on it, an interesting video popped up. I saw a man being video recorded while he was climbing up a fence of a military airport. Then, he ran quickly towards the Air Force One, which is the personal aircraft of the President of the United States, and tagged a graffiti drawing on the jet....   [tags: Urban Art]

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Analysis Of Jean Michel Basquiat 's ' The Graffiti Scene '

- Throughout the 1980’s, the graffiti scene was very familiar with the name “Basquiat.” Jean-Michel Basquiat is an American graffiti artist who was born in Brooklyn, New York. His artwork is mostly defined as neo-expressionism with a bit of primitivism. His medium was usually a combination of oils, acrylics and spray cans. One could look at Basquiat’s pieces and say they are as if a child scribbled on a canvas, but to me, there is more than that. I admire Basquiat not for what he is, but for what he is not....   [tags: Color, Green, Jean-Michel Basquiat]

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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

- The Case for Artistic Mien While passing through Mohamed Mahmoud Street, it is hard to not notice the spectacular drawings on walls, these are an assortment of graffiti forms, some of them named: Wildstyle, Stencil, Heaven and Piece. It is not a novel case for Egyptians as for centuries ancient Egyptians have been decorating their temples and documenting their history through pharaonic drawings on walls, which can be considered one of the oldest forms of graffiti. The art of graffiti has developed a lot since then in terms of technique and tools....   [tags: Egyptian street art]

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Hip Hop as a Culture

- The three assigned articles all dealt with hip hop as a culture in the era of the 70s. It was the time of emceeing, graffiti, break-dancing, and deejaying. It was also a time when hip hop culture was primarily thought of as African American. The first article examines how graffiti was seen in the 1970s. Graffiti was seen as a commonplace thing on the streets of New York. This is portrayed in “The Politics of Graffiti” by Craig Castleman where he explains the timeline of the rules and regulations Mayor John V....   [tags: Graffiti, DJs, Puerto Ricans]

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Urban Societies Of The 2010 Era

- Conservative people would call Banksy’s graffiti as being vandalism instead of recognizing the fact he brings social issues to the eyes of the people through artwork. “Son of a Syrian Migrant Worker” and “Migrant Birds” both display how ridiculous we, humans, truly appear when trying to argue over immigration worldwide. Graffiti benefits urban societies of the 2010 era because, the art form is not only used to express ones’ emotions but, express their political objectification, in this case, Banksy addressed the issue of immigration....   [tags: Immigration, Human migration, Graffiti]

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The Guerrilla Graffiti Of Princess Hijab, By Arwa Aburawa And Once Upon A Quinceanera By Julia Alvarez

- Women’s social values are mostly being underestimated. If a male and female receive the same job, the average income ratio for a male and female is 1 to 0.79, it does not matter whose education is better. ("The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2015)."). Women should receive the same respect from the men. This concept can be seen in both Veiled Thread: The Guerrilla Graffiti of Princess Hijab, by Arwa Aburawa and Once upon a Quinceanera by Julia Alvarez. We must increase the social values of women, not for the fantasy life, but for their inner beauty like education and self-respect....   [tags: Woman, Female, World War II, Girl]

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Street Art : The Transfiguration Of The Commonplaces ' Riggle

- In ‘Street Art: The Transfiguration of the Commonplaces’ Riggle presents his theory of the conditions in which an artwork can be considered ‘street art’. One of the most important of his points being "An artwork is street art if, and only if, its material use of the street is internal to its meaning” (246). Riggle also presents a series of conditions for art to be considered street art. These are conditions are: 1. The art is open to being destroyed, stolen, defaced etc. 2. The artist relinquishes any claim over the works integrity 3....   [tags: Art, Graffiti, Street art, Banksy]

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How Hip Hop Music Is A Culture Of Resistance

- In this essay I will discuss how Hip hop music applies on the statement “commercialisation does not preclude an artist from contributing to a culture of resistance”. Commercialization refers to the procedure of introducing the new hip-hop elements and essentially separating the culture with the purpose of dominating for profit (George-Graves, 2015). Culture of resistance defines “the use of culture consciously or unconsciously, effectively or not, to resist and/ or change the dominant political economic and/ or social structure” (Barnard, 2003, p.115)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Graffiti]

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The History of American Cinema

- American film from the 1960’s to present time has undergone a complete makeover. Prior to this decade, the Golden Age of Hollywood reigned. Movies were a major source of entertainment for all generations. With the popularization of television in the 1950’s and 1960’s, the average movie-goer was more likely to stay home to get their entertainment than to venture out to the theater. Studios had to learn how to deal with lesser resources while still wanting to make big-budget films. This set the stage for many changes in the film industry....   [tags: hollywood studios, movies, film industry ]

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The Idea Of Hip Hop

- The idea of hip-hop is characterized by four explicit elements, all of which represent the different aspects of the culture: Rapping, DJing, Breakdancing, and Graffiti art. It began its climb to modern Americana as a sub-culture among the urban community of Southern-Bronx in the mid 70 's. It eventually broke out of the African-American and Puerto Rican community somewhere between the late-80 's to early-90 's and started to spread its influence around the globe from that point on. Today, it has grown to become the most listened-to genre in all of modern music and no longer belongs to one or two specific groups of people....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Graffiti]

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Hip Hop And The Black American Culture

- For many, music is a cultural history that brings families together, allowing them to share a common interest. The birth of hip hop ignited a whole new world of music, which lead to vast amount of controversy in the music industry. Hip hop has always been recognized as the platform for the black American culture. Hip hop become a moment that changed the entire music industry, and as the culture progressed it become more mainstream. In today’s music society, it is evident that the white race has become greatly involved with hip hop and the lifestyle that entails this culture....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Beastie Boys]

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Graffiti : Graffiti And Graffiti

- Graffiti started in the 1920s when gangs would tag train cars and walls to mark territory mainly in New York City. Graffiti took a different turn in the 1970s when young adults decided to use street art as an outlet to express their political and social outrage. This movement had soon gained the attention of the “adult” world. Graffiti was known as “creation through destruction” and to this day is still considered illegal in most parts of the world. In modern street art the mediums used have evolved past spray paint and now artists are using different methods with spray paint to progress their works past crude tags....   [tags: Street art, Graffiti, Banksy, Art]

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The Graffiti Of A Graffiti Art

- “There is always hope,” stands on the gray background of the concrete of the famous Banksy graffiti art. The art chosen is made of spray paint and stencil, on a concrete background. The image is a black and white portrait of a little girl, wind blowing through her hair and dress, holding out her arm towards a red, heart-shaped balloon. On the side of the image is the statement written in what appears to be the dirt and soot on the wall, “There is always hope.” The artwork stands out on the inner-city concrete walls, with the bold of the black and white image of the little girl and the brightness of the red balloon, certainly catching to the eye of parents and children in these inner-cities t...   [tags: Graffiti, Banksy, Wall, The Wall]

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Hip Hop And Its Influence On American Youth

- To most people they believe that the Hip-Hop subculture is African American youth who tend to rebel against authority , graffiti walls breakdance beatbox and rap lyrics. Although some of these stereotypes may be true but there is deeper meaning to side of this. Hip-Hop conveys a voice or message about the feelings and the never ending struggles and the slow evolving successes of black urban youth in America. In order to understand the culture of Hip-Hop one must define Hip-Hop first....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, DJ Kool Herc]

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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

- Art: the ultimate form of self expression. But, what constitutes an art. And, who decides. These very questions plague society as it tries to decide and define the official status of graffiti--art or vandalism. Because it has found its way into art galleries and because of the community of artists who challenge and inspire each other, graffiti should be considered art and as a way to express oneself. The origin and history of graffiti is not what one might expect. Believed to have been created by a Philadelphia high school student named Cornbread in 1967, it was a bold effort to catch the attention of a girl (De Melker)....   [tags: Art, graffiti]

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New York City 's Coordinated Anti Graffiti

- Active A writer who currently paints. Aerosol paint Aerosol paint is a type of paint that comes in a sealed pressurized container and is released in an aerosol spray when depressing a valve button. Graffiti artists use aerosol for its speed, portability, and permanence. Artists usually have a broad array of paint, including assorted brands, which they collect and stockpile. There are hard-core artists who hunt and collect paint for years, seeking uncommon and discontinued colors to set their work apart....   [tags: Fixing Broken Windows, New York City, Graffiti]

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Impact of Gangs in American Society

- Impact of Gangs in American Society An estimate of thirty-three thousand violent street gangs and prison gangs operate criminally in the United States today. Throughout the years, these crews have been increasing in violence and caused many deaths. Gangs have influenced the streets with violence, drugs, and much more crime, such as in robbery, fraud, extortion, and trafficking. Each year gang affiliation increases in American society. If gang participation decreases, then the amount of gang-related violence and deaths would reduce within a matter of time....   [tags: violence, crime, consequences]

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Graffiti : A Vassal Of Art And Voice

- Graffiti: A Vassal of Art and Voice The beauty of art is that everyone has a different opinion of what they consider art. A highly debated topic is if graffiti can be considered art. Technically speaking, it is usually vandalism but people believe it is also art. Although it is in fact vandalism, graffiti is still art because it is self-expression of the individual and can even convey powerful messages that can reach out and affect the everyday person. No matter what people say about it, Graffiti is a form of self-expression....   [tags: Banksy, Graffiti, Vandalism, Street art]

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Art : Is Graffiti A Masterpiece?

- Art: Is Graffiti a Masterpiece to be Noticed. Cities are colored secretly by pictures drawn by painters of the night. Numerous underground artists are perused by the red and blue lights for painting empty canvases seen only as just another building wall. Although faced with fines and possible sentencing, those who pass by these imprints can be seen as pieces of art. The word “art” could be defined an expression of oneself on a canvas, the act of performing a creative activity, and/or the representation of an event to remind people of history....   [tags: Art, Graffiti, Street art, Banksy]

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Street Art And Graffiti Art

- The majority of people if asked, would not be able make any distinction between street art and graffiti art. Though in reality they are actually quite different; Graffiti writing and street art are often confused with one another. They both display their work out in the open instead of in a gallery. Though, graffiti artists display their work publicly, they are really only concerned with relating to other graffiti artists; rather than the general public. On the other hand, street artists just want to catch the attention of the general public by making a statement with their art....   [tags: Street art, Graffiti, Art, Banksy]

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The Art Style Of Graffiti

- One of the most controversial art styles is known as Graffiti. Depending on the artist, it a work of art can include a minimum of one or two colors to an extraordinary amount of colors. Since this is a taboo form of art and more often completed in secrecy, untraditional use of spray paint is the primary source of paint for such artist; however, there are some cases in which markers, acrylic paint and stencils are used. Therefore, the paint strokes, as opposed to brush strokes, are free formed with no definition and sometimes will consist of “over spray”....   [tags: Art, Graffiti, Ancient Rome, Modernism]

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American Rap

- American rap has changed very much over time. A big reason for that was the work of Tupac and Eminem. Although Tupac isn’t around anymore, Eminem is still changing the rap game forever. In the early stages of rap, it was mainly popular to african americans and performed by african americans but since the emergence of Eminem, rap music is more popular to all races and is being performed by all races as well. Rap has changed very much over time and the similarities and differences between Tupac and Eminem had a great impact on the American rap industry and American culture....   [tags: music, eminem, tupac]

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Graffiti : Is It Art? Or Vandalism?

- Graffiti, is it art. Or Vandalism. In most countries painting property without the property owner 's permission is considered vandalism, which is a punishable crime, yet at the same time many cities are put on the map because of their street art. These cities, like Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Bethlehem (Palestine), often offering graffiti tours. Though I believe that things like tag’s and others are vandalism, there are a great deal of artwork that should not share that title. I feel like it is vandalism if it takes away from the building, but if it adds to the building its art....   [tags: Graffiti, Banksy, Blek le Rat, Stencil]

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Banksy : The $ 20 Million Graffiti Artist

- Banksy has enough money to use spaces, like art galleries, legally, but instead still chooses to use some of the only spaces spaces that teenagers have access to, and therefore need more than him. In “Banksy: The $20 Million Graffiti Artist Who Doesn 't Want His Art To Be Worth Anything,” Danielle Rahm touches upon Banksy being an outsider to the graffiti community by stating: “Banksy is not in need of money, unlike many of the street artists he identifies with.” Not only does Banksy not need the money that he is getting from capitalizing off of New York’s graffiti culture, as Rahm says “he is estimated to have a net worth upwards of $20 million.” Banksy has made more than a middle class pe...   [tags: Street art, Graffiti, Art, Culture]

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Modern Perspectives on Graffiti

- Introduction. A research project into the perceptions of graffiti by certain individuals and groups can be seen as having grounding in both sociology and criminology. The sociology of deviance and delinquency in urban areas, as well as the socio-historical development of graffiti as a cultural practice provides a basis for further research into the effects of this phenomenon. In terms of criminology, the extent to which the police and local authorities see graffiti as a problem is also worth investigating....   [tags: Graffiti Essys]

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Graffiti as an Artform

- Graffiti as an Artform The value of any message or work of art, whether it is hanging on the wall of a gallery or a subway, lies on the intensity of the artist’s or vandal’s beliefs. Graffiti is an uncertain issue in respect to its virtue. While the voice of the individual must never be lost in a society of shouts growing larger and louder every second; graffiti is such a public medium that its integrity must be of great concern. Graffiti is a vast wasteland of indefinite opinions. Foremost graffiti is illegal and a form of vandalism, it invades peoples privacy and destroys their property....   [tags: Visual Art Artists Graffiti Spray Painting]

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Banksy Was Here: The Invisible Man of Graffiti Art

- In the article “Banksy Was Here: The Invisible Man of Graffiti Art” from The New Yorker published in 2007, author Lauren Collins informs individuals of the secretive controversies of Banksy’s artwork. Collins introduces Banksy’s street art and presents his anonymity. She also informs the audience of Banksy’s overall attitude and the typical materials used for his street artwork. Banksy is explained to be a controversial street artist who hides in the shadows in order to avoid the consequences of fame....   [tags: Lauren Collins, Street Art, Graffiti]

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History of American Education, and No Child Left Behind

- 1620-1776 Precess, Boundaries Colonial America of 1620-1776 began the system for free public education for all New England colonies except Rhode Island. Has this system for free schools been maintained in part by “public funding?’ The Puritans believed the local governments should see to it that all children learned to read the Bible. Without being able to read the Bible, the children would not know how to denounce Satan. The Eight General Assembly, provided, for the people of each county, by a two-thirds vote to tax themselves three and one-third cents per dollar for school purposes....   [tags: NCLB, Public Education]

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Native American Youth Gangs: A Culture Divided

- When a person thinks of a “gang,” Native Americans are often not the first group of people that come to mind. Throughout the past 20 years however, Native American gangs have begun to draw attention to themselves. Though they often contrast their urban counterparts, Native gangs are a difficult force to be addressed by tribal leaders and authorities, as well as parents, and educators. Understanding such gangs is a difficult concept, using Native history and culture; this essay will provide insight into the emergence of Native gangs, as well as some prevention strategies taken on by the tribal communities....   [tags: Teenagers, Exclusion, Frustration]

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The American Civil War

- The American Civil War was from 1861 to 1865 it was a civil war between the United States of America and the Southern slave states of the newly-formed Confederate States of America under Jefferson Davis. The Union included all of the free states and the five slaveholding border states and was led by Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party. Republicans opposed the expansion of slavery into territories owned by the United States, and their victory in the presidential election of 1860 resulted in seven Southern states declaring their secession from the Union even before Lincoln took office....   [tags: US History North South Civil War]

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Is Graffiti Art?

- Is Graffiti Art. Graffiti has loomed between the borders of true art, mindless trash and a way of solely getting your name around. Is Graffiti the everyday scrawlings of misdirected teenagers or the well-laced masterpiece by a keen eye. For years the opinions have changed and shifted. Currently there is not a consensus about whether graffiti can yet be classed as art. Art to some people would be the great works of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Bottachelli, Matisse, Van Gough, and Monet but in today’s world anything can be classed as ‘art’....   [tags: Visual Art Artists Graffiti Spray Painting]

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Graffiti - The Public Art Movement

- GRAFFITI - The Public Art Movement The widespread dissemination of colorful graffiti paintings on the walls of our major cities has made it impossible to ignore this form of "public art." As contact with this form of expression increases, one starts to recognize styles, recurrent themes, patterns and stylistic influences. To the masses graffiti seems to represent "vandalism," an ugly and threatening attempt to undermined social value and prestige. For graffiti writers, graffiti is a secret expression, an urban form of mystic calligraphy, a voice against the" man." Graffiti as an act of transgression against social law and order can be traced back to the first century AD....   [tags: Visual Art Artists Graffiti Spray Painting]

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A Quality of American Identity: We Are Not Independent Becaue We Have Conformity

- A Quality of American Identity: We Are Not Independent Because We Have Conformity It was thought that throughout American history, one of the most significant qualities of the culture was individualism. The idea of individual freedoms was a forceful motive driving to the independence of America. America, in the efforts of pursuing individualism, had influenced numerous fights which stemmed from movements. There was the American Revolution which began on April 19, 1775 caused by the instigation of the Seven Years’ War which began in 1754....   [tags: qualities of culture, individualism]

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Race, Ethnicity, And Culture As A White, Irish Italian- American Woman

- I classify my race, ethnicity, and culture as a white, Irish-Italian- American, woman. My mother was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and my paternal grandparents are from Sicily, Italy. I imagine being first generation Irish and second generation Italian helps me relate with my ethnicity. My maternal grandfather impacted my development of my ethnic and cultural identity. He instilled a pride and an understanding of my Irish roots. Specifically, he brought me over to Belfast to learn and experience the culture....   [tags: Family, Race, Grandparent, Racism]

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The Guerrilla Graffiti Of Princess Hijab

- According to The Global Religious Landscape’s research in 2010, about 84% of the world’s population is religious; for example, 31.2% of the population believe in Christianity, 23.2% of the population believe in Islam and 15% of the population believe in Hindi ("The Global Religious Landscape"). Religion is a powerful weapon that makes people have faith to do what they believe is right. However, since everyone may share a different religion, they undoubtedly communicate different ideas about their beliefs....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Belief, Ku Klux Klan]

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Tre Graffiti Paradigm: The Art of the Piece

- Tre Graffity Paradigm: The Art of the Piece It’s 11:00 p.m. on a Tuesday when three young men, barely high school age, slip through a chain-link fence and into a New York City trainyard. Each carries a duffel bag, from which can be heard the rattling and clanking of spray cans. Six hours later, they re-emerge, their hands stained with paint and their bags almost empty. What have they done. Inside the yard now stands a freshly painted mural, sixty feet wide and twelve feet high. The work is the result of weeks of designing and planning, and with luck it might last as long on the train as it already has on paper....   [tags: Visual Art Artists Graffiti Spray Painting]

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Violence, Corruption, and Wealth in American Popular Culture

- Today's society is no stranger to violence and corruption. We see it in our streets, on our television and movie screens, and we hear it in music. However, a clearer connection is being made between this corruption and wealth. Our culture is beginning to associate dishonesty and criminal acts with money and material goods. Images of wealth and fame through murder and mayhem are pounded into Americans' heads through a the story-lines of Mafia movies and the lyrics of popular music idols. Producers are thriving on our two biggest cravings: money and violence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Immigration Has Brought The Nation Of The United States Of America

- Immigration has been a huge factor in the nation of the United States of America since the conception of the country. Be it through Christopher Columbus’ journey to North America or even the current trend of immigration by many Hispanics to America. There are many different impacts that each set of peoples has brought to the States through the mixture of their own cultures as they assimilate into America’s own way of life. Many have left homes because the country they decided to leave was far too poor, dangerous, unstable, etc....   [tags: United States, Cuba, Cuban American]

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Perception of New York City in Goodbye to All by Joan Didion and American Psycho by Bret Easton

- Both “Goodbye to All That” by Joan Didion and American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis portray New York as a city where it is horrible to live, filled with homeless men, filth, crime, and complete displeasure, but for some reason, nobody leaves. The perception of New York City given by these two passages is a contradictory one. In both passages the narrators describe the city with great disappointment and Didion also adds a tone of annoyance to her passage, annoyed that even though she hates pretty much everything about New York she doesn’t leave, and instead of staying for the 6 months as she originally planned, getting anxious to finally be free from the horrible city, she stays for 8...   [tags: say, city, complain, wrong]

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Case Study: What is Graffiti? Can it be a Cultural Enterprise?

- Graffiti as a cultural enterprise This case study involves looking at graffiti specifically in the Chippendale area. It will follow how it emerged and how it is viewed not only by the artist and the individual but also the wider community. The paper will follow the transition from defacement or vandalism to what is culturally determined as urban art and what underlying social, political and cultural message are revealed. Simply, graffiti is the illicit scribbling, scratching or spraying of public property in a public place to convey a message....   [tags: illicit scribbling, scratching or spraying]

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Graffiti

- GRAFFITI: A VISUAL DIALOUGE Graffiti: term applied to the arrangement of institutionally illicit marks in which there has been an attempt by an individual or group of individuals (usually not professional artists) to display upon a wall or surface that is usually visually accessible to the public. Even if one has never seen graffiti before, a negative image would probably pop into one’s mind after reading this definition. Graffiti is not only a work of art, it also includes the underground culture that surrounds and reveres that art....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hip Hop And Black Culture

- Black culture in our society has come to the point where it is allied with pop culture. The most popular music genres, slang terms, to dance forms it all comes from black culture. Hip hop emerged from black culture, becoming the soul of it that is seen in the media. Hip hop helped the black community by creating new ways of expressing themselves, from breakdance, graffiti, rap and other music, to slang. This culture was rooted in their tradition and created from something new. Hip hop created a new form of music that required the use of turn tables, ‘cuts’, loops, rhythm, rhyme, stories, and deep-rooted emotions, but also incorporated black oral forms of storytelling using communal authors....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Hip hop, Rapping]

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Conflict on Graffiti

- Graffiti is writings and/or drawings that are scribbled, sprayed, scratched, or painted on a wall in public area (Wikipedia). Graffiti writers usually write on walls around poor area with cities, yards, and transportations (trains, subways, metro bus, etc.). Their position is to express their words freely out in public and private area. Some people think graffiti is art because it is the writers’ idea to express what it represent, yet other people are not satisfied that graffiti writers spray paint on public walls....   [tags: expression, street art, freedom of speech, codes]

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An Inside Look at Graffiti

- Introduction Many theories have been produced to suggest what motivates human behaviours and the concepts of graffiti. Although many areas of these theories have been covered, this review will focus around the idea of why graffiti is more prevalent in un-surveillanced areas and not in areas where surveillance is provided. The main themes discussed will include the laws in the specific area, the surveillance within different areas, theories including the broken window and the main ‘hot spots’ for graffiti to occur....   [tags: human behavior/psychological analysis]

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Graffiti and Their Biggest Star

- Graffiti are something that I have always found interesting and mysterious. Who is the artist. What message was he trying to get across. Where is he now. Why did he paint the things he did. This interest and wonder led me to choose graffiti as my research topic. I have always wanted to know more about this more modern art form, and about one of the most well known graffiti artists: Banksy. I knew this would be a great opportunity to learn more about something I find fascinating, and it is a topic I would enjoy researching....   [tags: modern street art]

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The Art of Youth: Graffiti

- In the ancient ages, people lived in caves and made some drawings on the walls of the caves. They used everything which would help them to drawing such as mud, tree shells and blood of people. In that sense, the root of graffiti was based on the ancient ages. However, modern graffiti is more different. After the 1960s, with the global rebellion of people, especially consisted of young people, graffiti gained a great importance. In the 21.St century, graffiti has affected young people’s daily life in two ways regarding its bringing different approach to art as ideologically and socially as well as its being practical and creative....   [tags: ideology, social, creativity]

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Reflections on Hampton Sides' Americana

- Hampton Sides examines the many and varied subcultures that make up our great nation. In his book Americana he has collected the essays that reveal glimpses into the American psyche we keep hidden from the rest of the world. Through these revelations we meet the true American behind the veil. Our persona as interpreted by the rest of the world fails to show just how eclectic our society really is. By writing these essays, Hampton shows our real selves in a well-written and vivid fashion. His passion for the written word is evident in his approach to the subject of what truly it truly means to be an American....   [tags: Literary Review American Culture]

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Analysis Of Spike Lee 's Do The Right Thing

- Forming a Critical Sense of Racial Tension In Film Glenford Wade II Spike Lee is brand name when it comes to the film industry. When you try to ask any group of people their opinion about this man, you will probably receive numerous positive responses from the film community as well as the African American community. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989) is a film that illustrates how racial conflict can become a reality while showing the repercussions that come with racial segregation....   [tags: Black people, Racism, African American]

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Graffiti Artists: Silent Writers

- Within the impoverished urban streets arose a youth culture captivated by infamy and self-pride. A youth culture virtually undistinguishable from members of modern society with a passion, setting them apart from the community. The members of this underground subculture could be your next-door neighbor, your son or daughter, or the contractor repairing your roof, yet you would have no idea that they strive to “bomb” objects and surfaces found in everyday life. It is the subtle differences that distinguish a graffiti artist from the average member of society, such as their, mindset, desires, speech and active lifestyle....   [tags: Art ]

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The Blaxploitation Films 's Impact On The Past Images Of Slavery

- Blaxploitation The Blaxploitation films were needed to reshape the past images of slavery. Blacks were exiting the Black Panther and Black Power movement, which the people had become profound to the use of drugs within urban communities. Therefore, the films were produced counter to the rise of drugs. So, the films were used as a framework to create new stereotypes of blacks being big bad drug dealers or pimps. The films were publicized in the media, which produced a greater outcome of people wanted to become the illustration within the films....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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Analysis Of The Film ' Birth Of A Nation '

- In Ava DuVernay’s film 13th she analyzes the pioneering events that led up to this toxic system known as the Prison Industrial Complex. She critically examines how the same golden ticket that, supposedly, granted our freedom was the same rabbit hole that kept black Americans in a cycle of slavery. DeVernay illuminates the ideology that if this system of “militarism, racism, and capital” could somehow manage to criminalize black Americans their institutions could continue and perhaps excel. Jordan Camp & Christina Heatherton’s Policing the Planet expounds upon this ideology that allowed those systems of “militarism, racism, and capital” to maintain power....   [tags: Crime, African American, Police, Race]

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To Be An American

- To Be An American The United States is a nation full of millions of different types of people. However, each of those people has one major thing in common; they are all Americans. Many people wonder what it takes to be a true American, but the answer is something not so difficult to determine. Essentially, being an American means to show patriotism and pride of the country, to be very fortunate compared to other countries, and unfortunately, to show a lack of appreciation for all the great things America provides....   [tags: American Culture]

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The Interconnectivity of Graffiti Art in Popular Culture

- Abstract- This lesson will encapsulate the interconnectivity of graffiti art in popular culture. Graffiti has been present since the early times of the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece. This form of art has evolved into a type of self expression and can be used as a way to communicate social and political views. Some forms of graffiti are considered works of art and others as an act of vandalism. Overall, the main idea behind graffiti art is an underlying meaning or message. Students will learn how a symbol that is so popular can be used to represent personal identification for all to view....   [tags: Art]

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Native American And Native Americans

- If an average American citizen was asked to describe Native Americans, they might say something like “they all wore feather headbands and lived in teepees.” Often, in our minds and in modern media, Native Americans are seen as interchangeable and indistinguishable. However, the lives and cultures of Native Americans were hardly uniform. From the magnificent cities and expansive empires of South America to the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains, Native Americans of different regions led distinct lives....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, North America]

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Teaching Kids Graffiti Through Art

- Using Graffiti in an educational system may look a very bad idea for many because often time, people reflect graffiti as a public manifestation of bad kids (Vagabond) using anything available to put on their anger or their emotion ( Good or bad). It is so true that public laws are after those doing graffiti 's anywhere in public places. However, a good understanding of what graffiti is and a good use of it can be very helpful in the learning process if combining with other learning session such as: Lines-up, I have the question, who has the answer, lines-up, and learning buddies or partners and so forth are all other activities that can work together to benefit students learning....   [tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Monotyping]

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Street Art : Graffiti And Classical Art

- Street art combines graffiti and classical art and as a result brings art out of the museum and onto the streets of cities where all citizens are able to view and interpret it in their own way. Nicholas Riggle described it as “an art practice that, instead of delighting merely the refined sensibilities of an elite few, has the power to engage, effortlessly and aesthetically, the masses through its manifest creativity, skill, originality, depth of meaning, and beauty” (243). While to some street art is artists vandalizing property or causing a disturbance, to those who create street art it is their form of self-expression....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Museum, Artist]

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Black Noise : Rap Music And Black Culture

- Vulgar, obscene, violent, honest, or genius, are only a few of the opposing terms associated with rap music in today’s American society. Whether it is the lyrics, the videos or the storytelling behind it, rap music seems to always have controversy surrounding it. Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America by Tricia Rose analyzes the lyrics, themes, storytelling, and cultures in rap music and delves into the cultural issues and debates that frame it. Tricia Rose is a hip-hop theorist who teaches African American Studies and History at New York University....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop Culture By Tobey S. Jenkins

- Originating in the urban Bronx area of New York hip-hop culture emerged in the 1970’s as a way for minorities to form identifies and social status. Contemporarily, hip-hop has evolved to contain numerous activities such as, “spoken word poetry, theater, clothing styles, language, and some forms of activism,” (Petchauer). Also, in his Journal of Black Studies, author Tobey S. Jenkins states that the core framework of hip-hop culture consists of five elements, and those elements are, “the B-boy/B-girl (dance or break dance), the emcee (voice), the DJ (music), graffiti (art), and knowledge (the consciousness),”(Jenkins,2011)....   [tags: Sociology, African American, Hip hop music, Racism]

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African American Of African Americans

- When African Americans were brought to the United States they were taken away from the lives they knew, the culture they knew, and the educational system they knew. African American slaves were not allowed to learn how to read or write, but some secretly learned by using the Bible. After the abolition of slavery there were many slaves who taught other slaves how to read, and freed African Americans who did so as well. In 1837 the first Institute for Colored Youth was created. African American students can now attend whatever schools they desire....   [tags: African American]

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No Way Blm Want 's Their Followers Of Being Ignorant And Black Enough

- Fredrick Wilson No Way BLM Want 's Their Followers To Be Ignorant and "Black Enough" Three years ago the Black Lives Matter movement was born . BLM came into being on July 13, 2013, after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black youth walking home in Florida That night, activist Alicia Garza wrote: “We don’t deserve to be killed with impunity. We need to love ourselves and fight for a world where black lives matter.” Her friend Patrisse Cullors attached a hashtag to the words, and with that #BlackLivesMatter and it 's organization was born....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, White people]

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Asian American And Asian Americans

- Since the first influx of Asian immigrants to the United States, Asian Americans were never treated as an integral part of the American population. Accounting for five percent of the US demographic, often times, they are still portrayed by provincial people as outsiders who do not belong in society. Over the years, this negative mentality has transformed into the way Asian Americans are viewed in media. Though there are many attempts of reversing the trend such as diversifying the cast members, stereotypical personalities such as “the human calculator” or “undesirable partner” are still utilized for writers to infuse racial slurs into comedy skits....   [tags: Asian American, White American, Stereotype]

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America 's First Colonization Of The Americas

- America. How did it come about. We all learn about Christopher Columbus, but little people know or fail to acknowledge the people who in fact came to the Americas before him. The people who first came to America were part in numerous events that help the Americas as they are now. From the first colonized empires, war over territory, to presidency, America has experienced many things. Huge point or not these things all played a huge role in America 's first colonization and so forth. Early when Native Americans first settled in the Americas long before Europeans arrived they had all the land to themselves....   [tags: United States, South America, Americas]

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The Colonization Of The Americas

- The colonization of the Americas by the Spanish, starting in the late 15th century, was marked by the violent suppression and exploitation of the indigenous populations. Legitimized by royal support and proselytizing papal decree, the colonists expanded territory by force and enslaved natives for the purpose of labor. The colonists had differing views on the practices involving the natives and produced varying descriptions of them. The way in which these men and other settlers viewed the native cultures, practices, and achievements provided the justification or condemnation of the actions that unfolded around them....   [tags: Colonialism, Spanish colonization of the Americas]

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Movie Analysis : 8 Mile

- Curtis Hanson’s 2002 film, 8 Mile, is a hip hop biopic of the rapper’s, Eminem, life. The film takes place in Detroit, Michigan during 1995 and follows Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. as he attempts to launch his career as a rapper in a genre dominated by African Americans. The film not only depicts Detroit during the time period, but the racial struggles Rabbit goes through to prove himself. The overall film examines how economic status intersects with issues of race, gender and class. When the film begins, the viewer is immediately introduced to Rabbit....   [tags: Black people, African American, White people]

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The Trade Between The Americas And Europe

- After its discovery, the Americas became very profitable land for the Europeans in the 15th to 17th century. There were all sorts of new resources and riches available. These led to a massive oversea trade between the Americas and Europe called the Colombian trade. This brought direct changes in the economy, demography, social classes, and the lives of the Amerindians. The massive changes made by the Europeans affected how the Americas are today. The Spaniards created their colonies in Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America....   [tags: Latin America, Americas]

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Asian Americans : An Asian American

- As an Asian American, I have several points to discuss in terms of stereotypes. Through a variety of media, Asian Americans are portrayed by socially constructed stereotypes that are either positive or negative to our community. By explaining the definition of a stereotype and listing three specific ones identified, these points reflect our cultural values. These stereotypes include the concept of model minority, the insinuation that Asians are highly skilled at mathematics, and assumptions of our food ways....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Street Artists and Their Work

- When using the words “street art” to describe someone’s work, you are generally stating that their art is displayed for the public eye to see, and could be used through graffiti, stickers, posters, sculptures, or even video projections. Street artists’ main focus is to reach out to the public presenting something with ample amount of meaning without restrictions from the formal art world. The anonymity of street art interests me because I find it more expressive than formal artwork. I see it as a way to get people’s attention in an altered condition and getting their point across (whether it requires thought or is obviously stated)....   [tags: Formal Art, Graffiti]

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The, American, And American Culture

- “American” Me. Descending from minority-driven ancestries, it’s hard to truly call myself an American, ethnically at least. Scratch that. I’m going to dispel the notion that being an American is a way of describing someone. No one is truly American, not even natural born citizens. We are all descendants of either Natives, Africans, Asians, or Europeans, and even those ethnic groups were derived from even earlier ancestors. The point is: the suggestion that an American identity exists, is a myth....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Americas]

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Report on Problems with Graffiti in Fruitgrove

- Report on Problems with Graffiti in Fruitgrove 1.0 introduction ==================== The purpose of this report is to present the problems and results of an investigation associated with graffiti in Fruitgrove, especially along the train station. This report was written in response from interested members of the community to the local council. Graffiti are described as ugly, anti-social daubs (See Appendix A) which give an expression of urban decay and criminal intent....   [tags: Papers]

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Is Graffiti a Way to Express One's Opinion or Is it Vandalism?

- Throughout the ages art has played a vital role in our life, for it is universal and everywhere, so we experience daily basis the houses we live in to the movies we see. Even in ancient culture, from the prehistoric period, art has played a crucial role by encouraging cave dwellers drawing on the wall of caves to record history. Most art is created for a specific reason or purpose, since it has a way of expressing ideas and beliefs, and it can record the experiences of all people, yet not all people agree on art styles; thus, while some people can consider something art, other may not like the same thing and regard it as a vandalism, and that is actually the case of graffiti....   [tags: ideas, beliefs, art styles, vandalism, art]

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Biography of Paula Scher

- American graphic designer, painter, and art educator Paula Scher has been active and well know in the art scene for four decades. She worked in the recorded business, creating icon album covers. Some of which can still be found today, in recorded stores and on iTunes. She also co founded Koppel & Scher, which they produced identities, packaging, book jackets, and advertising designs. A large portion of her career she has spent as a partner at Pentagram’s New York office. She is also an educator at the School of Visual Art in New York....   [tags: American Graphic Designer, Painter, Art Educator]

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Graffiti is a Beautiful Crime

- Graffiti is a Beautiful Crime Graffiti is a form of art that people use to express themselves and to convey various messages to people in a particular community. In the movie "Graffiti Verite':. One of the graffiti artist explained that his purpose in doing graffiti is that it allows him to "express his anger' on the wall. Another kid by the name of "Jipsie" said that graffiti is a "form of growth". There were several different explanations that artists shared as well as several different reasons why they like graffiti....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Graffiti

- Graffiti When you hear about graffiti you usually just think of vandalism or gangs but that is not what it is all about anymore. It now is becoming more of a modern art form, a illegal art form. Next time your driving into a bigger city or watching a train go by, maybe look for some of this art, you might be surprised with what some of these people can do with a spray paint can. In this paper I want take a look into the history of graffiti, the way it is done, and who does it. Graffiti began as a form of communication on cave walls of early man.(Historyof Graffiti)....   [tags: Papers]

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