The Works Of Banksy By Henry David Thoreau

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As Henry David Thoreau states: “the world is but a canvas to our imagination” is pragmatic in the sense of what is defined as art. The mere act of shaping art onto the simplicity of paper is condoned while walls, streets, and bridges become the norm. A rugged description, yet so valid in this case. This principle is exemplified in the works of Banksy. Banksy is my chosen artist. His works are authentic, yet aesthetically defined in the most unusual places. His method of art is likewise fascinating – for he uses bold sardonic street art and dissident witticisms combined with graffiti performed in idiosyncratic stenciling techniques to portray various messages. As findthemag.com states, Banksy uses “broad, complex abstractions and reducing them into something palatable.” I agree with this statement. Also, the term Banksy is a pseudonym for his unique identity that remains quite unconfirmed. This is enthralling - an artist who refrains from claiming his own art? This idea might sound confounding to some, but it adds fervor to my fondness of his art.
Nonetheless, Robin Banx (original moniker, a shortened form of robbing banks) or Banksy are a few of the flamboyant monikers for a revolutionary street artist who is most known for his controversial stenciled pieces in public property. His stencils incorporated descriptively starching messages that are both humorous as well as meaningful. His messages ranged from antiviolence to an economic standpoint – an audacious representation…
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