Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In the eye of the beholder......

To me this is every artistic but does it belong on a building?

Graffiti is it art or not? When we moved the Germany I was shocked how much graffiti there is. Bremen is such an old historical city and it's covered in graffiti. In the states, well Utah at least, graffiti is painted over very quickly and little can be found.

When my parents came to visit, in October, my dad kept commenting on all the graffiti and I kept calling it " German Art". I want to say you get use to it and maybe it has become art to me, the beholder. But is it really sad to see it from my tram rides into the city, what once was a beautiful house or building is not a canvas for whom ever.

Not art to me!

German Art?

This stone block is, I believe, art work for a five star hotel in Bremen yet someone has added their touch to it. This is how it sits ....hundreds of people walk by this every day ....hello people not pretty anymore! What do you think, is graffiti art?

Photos by J. Dethman


Ina J Offret said...

I think grafitti is "urban" art.

preppyplayer said...

Some I like and some I don't.
I definitely like murals.
What does Katelyn think?

t.t. Millers said...

What a shame to ruin a beautiful city. I think there is a time and place for everything. I call it graffiti if it is ruining someone elses piece of art.