Brief history of graffiti
Both “graffiti” and its occasional singular form “graffito” are from the Italian word graffiato (“scratched”). “Graffiti” is applied in art history to works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface. … The word originates from Greek γράφειν — graphein — meaning “to write.”
In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner’s permission is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.
Graffiti may also express underlying social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. Within hip hop culture, graffiti have evolved alongside hip hop music, b-boying, and other elements. Unrelated to hip-hop graffiti, gangs use their own form of graffiti to mark territory or to serve as an indicator of gang-related activities.
These are just some of the world renown graffiti artist who cover own streets with unknown works of art ,one man’s eyesore is another man’s art that aim at leaving a powerful message in there work that they leave behind in every corner of the globe you can find these splendid pieces of work so next time you walk past ally and see something that may seem quite unlike other graffiti that you have seen before just think it may be some renown arrest work unknown to you
I took a walk around Manchester United Kingdom the other week and I was quite surprised by what I found so many pieces of street art people was just walking by as if they did not care as if it was just another piece of tatty graffiti