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Visual culture of the street and the creation of graffiti at fine art studies

Brigita Škrabanja (2014) Visual culture of the street and the creation of graffiti at fine art studies. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The goal of my dissertation is to present graffiti and street art as form of art. The thesis wants to present graffiti artists not as aggressive adolescents, who violate established norms, but to emphasize that graffiti can be a form of art or maybe the starting point of artistic career. The dissertation discusses the history of the first wall paintings, the development of graffiti and street art, the production of graffiti at fine art studies and different techniques like sprays, stencils, stickers and mural painting on larger surfaces. At lessons of art education the contents related to visual communication have often been neglected. However, such contents can be included in the class projects from various artistic fields. To increase motivation students can learn about the specific elements of visual art communications performing a task that highlights the problem of the visual culture of the street using a variety of materials. In addition to increasing student motivation, the teacher can enhance students’ creativity and positive attitude towards the production of graffiti and its artistic value. Goals that I set out in this thesis are: to explore genres, especially graffiti and street art, their development and artistic value; explore the integration of graffiti production in the field of drawing and painting, exploring the impact of visual performance tasks by creating graffiti based on student relationship towards these creations. During my teacher practice, I made an interview with my students, in order to verify the success of my teaching performance.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: graffiti, street art, paintings, visual communication, visual culture of the street, motivation, creativity, artistic value
    Number of Pages: 92
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Tonka TacolMentor
    red. prof. mag. Tomaž GorjupComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9994825)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2043
    Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 16:35
    Last Modified: 28 Feb 2014 16:46
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2043

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