Analysis Of Street Art Of Israel And Palestine

1370 WordsFeb 27, 20176 Pages
Before the study of street art in Israel and Palestine can begin, first, one must understand why these artworks are there - a basic principle in any art theory. For instance, taking Picasso’s Guernica (see fig. 1.1) as an example, it appears at first glance to be a disturbing painting, very abstract in style and chaotic in its composition. The appeal of abstract art is that it is less superficially explicit. I would argue that this conveys deeper meaning to the viewer because of the personal journey required to untangle what it is that he is seeing. When one learns that Picasso painted Guernica in response to the bombing of his hometown, the namesake of the work, an element of the celestial emerges, and Picasso’s ability to express this…show more content…
Furthermore, physically denying access to an area that was previously shared is fraught with flaws. If a barrier is erected, consideration to the other party must be demonstrated - otherwise expect retaliation and accusations that it is a form of arbitrary detention on a large scale. Therefore, it is widely recognised that the partition should stand upon, or be situated inside, the de-facto border: The Pre-1967 Armistice Line (see fig. 1.2), alternatively known as The Green Line (hereby referred to as GL) - so named as green ink was used to geographically mark the factions’ territories with respect to their military distribution before the 1967 war. This act situated 78% of Mandatory Palestine as Israel and was carried out on the arrangement that: “No provision of this Agreement shall in any way prejudice the rights, claims, and positions of either Party hereto in the ultimate peaceful settlement of the Palestine question… being dictated exclusively by military, and not by political, considerations.” In spite of the obvious pitfalls which arise from augmenting the separation barrier away from the GL’s original purpose as an armistice line, it has become recognised by international officials - inclusive of Arab states and the Palestinian diaspora, e.g. The Palestinian Liberation Organisation - as the Israeli boundary, despite it never formally declared as
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