Street culture and graffiti are well-known for being provocative, appealing, bold and uncompromising. Originally used by gangs to mark their territory in some urban area, graffiti s have now become a rich medium for unrestricted expression of ideas and statements. In fact, creative designers and artists across the globe use this form of art to deliver their message and showcase their work.Probably the most prominent graffiti artist is Banksy, a famous pseudo-anonymous British artist whose works focus on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His art has appeared in cities around the world; it’s worth mentioning that Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti or mount exhibitions of screen prints in commercial galleries. You can explore Banksy’s works in the Time’s slide show The World According To Banksy. However, many different artists explore graffiti in a variety of ways.
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There are many awesome artists out there and there work is really worth watching. Here is a showcase of 25 of the greatest celebrity caricatures found over at deviant ART. I hope you will smile, be inspired, be amazed and maybe even go over to the deviant ART community to have a closer look at some of the artists behind these amazing drawings.This is just a fun stuff for you to relieve from daily work flow – enjoy it!I hope you enjoyed this collection.Which caricature was your favorite?The comments section below is open for your much appreciated feedback!
Symphony in White, No. 1, also known as The White Girl, is a painting by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. The work shows a woman in full figure standing on a bear rug in front of a white curtain with a lily in her hand. The colour scheme of the painting is almost entirely white. The model is Joanna Heffernan, the artist’s mistress. Though the painting was originally called The White Girl, Whistler later started calling it Symphony in White, No. 1. By referring to his work in such abstract terms, he intended to emphasise his “art for art’s sake” philosophy.