A Philosophy Of Labeling Things With The Standard Conventional Image - Stereotyping Encounters With Generalities

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It is easy to adopt a philosophy of labeling things with the standard conventional image – stereotyping encounters with generalities. However, life is not a two-sided coin. There are a multitude of differences that lend to opinion versus fact. When examining the popular street artist Banksy, it can be concluded that there are many differing opinions, especially if discussed with foreknowledge that Banksy is anonymous. It leaves room for much interpretation. However, by looking more closely at Banksy, one might be able to draw the conclusion that he demonstrates the essence of freedom, and is noteworthy in society. For an introductory commentary, it would be beneficial to visit a common understanding of graffiti. The closest form of street art seen is often a simple word sprayed on some public landmark. To this end, graffiti is not necessarily viewed as art by the critics, or by the common person either. Rather, it is seen as an act of rebellion against society; destruction against residential, commercial, and public property. According to the simple definition as outlined by Webster 's Dictionary, graffiti is “unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface,”(Webster). Because of this, people quickly assume that the nature of Banksy is one of rejection of society, and one that is condemning because of his desire to remain anonymous. Viewers of Banksy 's art, do, however, have some probable information concerning the biography of Banksy. People have a general…

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