Art & Craft

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What is art? Can we give a current definition of something so abstractive and unboundless like that? In our modern world, everything which is not understandable for the mass audience automatically receives the label "Art" from his creator. Maybe art is something which is not for everyone. You can find lots of popular definitions on the internet, on google.com and wikipedia.com, also lots of quotes of famous people of art. But what is art for the normal people? The people who don't know what "linocut" or still life"is. The people who are just walking the street, watching the shop windows of the art galleries, while going to work, waiting to be amazed by something or someone new. The people which are not artist and their jobs are not connected with art are more and more rarely seen in galleries and art museums, because the everyday life smashes them. When you don't have time for the gallery-art is to time to search for the art around you. The modern pop culture provides us lots examples of street pop-art. They are very well accepted by the young audience and it's also used by the mass medias for advertisement. The first and one of the most popular kinds of pop culture is the art of Graffiti. Graffiti are paintings, which are most often painted on the walls of buildings and trains, usually for a very short time. Lots of people can call it vandalism, but that doesn't remove its art statement. In the graffiti the receiver of the painting's and the painter's message is not a current person, it's everybody which are seeing it. Here the painting can not be sold, its only porpoise it's to inspire and to provoke the audience. The graffiti artists don't have names. Their works are anonymous or if there is a name, it's a nick name. Only here we can talk about " art for the art", and not for "art for the educated". People without education deserve to have a touch with art, no matter if they understand it, or not. Interesting fact is that many famous painters had started their...
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