Yes but is it art?

For number two of my occasional street art post, I’m in Warsaw. With apologies to the artist, this work reminds me of those colouring books for adults, does it you?

And is it art or graffiti?

Graffiti writing and street art are often confused with one another. Both are subversive art movements where work is displayed in public rather than a gallery setting. While graffiti artists place their work in public, . . .

Maybe this work isn’t finished, perhaps by now it’s in full colour.




9 thoughts on “Yes but is it art?

  1. Yes it reminds me of an adult coloring book. As far as the question of whether it is art, my answer would be that the definition of art is the creative expression of our individual human imagination. So this work — as well as graffiti — would fall into that definition.

    1. For me, the more important question is — does the work have enough positive or redeeming qualities to make it a valuable asset to humanity? Being “art” doesn’t make something good or valuable. There are a number of pieces out there that are considered “great art” by some of the so-called art experts, yet they have no value at all for bettering the human race. Yet sometimes a simple child’s drawing or even a piece of graffiti can give something positive to life for the people who see it. Both of those kinds of things are “art,” but only one of those kinds of things is valuable to humanity.
      (Just my own thoughts triggered by your post.)

  2. I believe graffiti can be art as it is a form of expression and it is all objective and in the eye of the beholder. You have to be endowed with some about of the ability to create in order to do something of this nature. Have been enjoying these particular posts. Hope you are well.

  3. Maybe it was left for others to colour in. A community artwork. But whether you like the style or not, you have to admire the effort and detail that went in to producing it. Much nicer than the graffiti sprayed on walls around here.

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