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Graffiti History

We meet almost everywhere, sometimes in


unexpected places. Sometimes just aname scratched by an individual, otherwise anon
ymous, let the
whole world that haspassed him by. Romanian case where it "fool's name on all fencin
g is confirmed by thegood will and" holograph.
"Sometimes it's some genuine masterpieces that could even bring into question the
existence of a possible new chapter of art history. In which casewe
are dealing with "Graffiti. " For some of their creators, are a way of expressing their
own thoughts and worldviews. And others are a real lifestyle. No
matter what categorythey would fall creations also, thinking "graffiti" but behind
it is a multi-millennial history.Sometime in the mists of time and early history,
the phenomenon of "graffiti" wasconfused with the first manifestations of graphic
art. | n ago tens of thousands of years,cavemen painted walls of caves in
which they went live. Certainly the first primitive manwho pressed his
hand on a rock and gave it over with red ocher, thus obtaining the
graphic pattern of his own hands, was not aware that in this way creates a "graffiti.
"But from there to "mural art galleries' prehistoric cave was not only a step. Step
thatwas covered in many places scattered throughout the world. Back then, the
graphic artwas only with "a visible Annex" of religious beliefs, now unknown. More
recently, Irish archaeologists have discovered
what they call "graffiti megaliths.Studying several tombs of Knowth megalithic archeol
ogical site, in County Meath, a contemporary of the famous building of
Stonehenge, scientists have found somedrawings that have the
appearance of inscriptions, attributed
to "some vandals"prehistoric. They appear in an ancient necropolis belonging to popul
ations that havelived on
those lands around 3000 years BC almost six centuries before the
ancientEgyptians began to build the pyramids. On the walls of those ancient
tombs, scientistshave identified signs left by 15 or 16 people in remote antiquity who
"vandalized"remains scratched his name on them. Names
that have been translated with the help ofother ancient texts from the same region.
Appeared in the context of ancient Roman civilization, specifically the name of "graffiti"
was given initially discovered inscriptions and drawings on the walls of some vestiges
of that time. According to specialists, but not assumed officially the oldest "graffiti" that
came up today but they are in a Hellenistic city. It is an inscription located on a city
wall of ancient Greek Ephes which, through a simple image and a figure should
indicate the distance to where a prostitute can be found.

Perfectly preserved in volcanic ash resulting from the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii
preserved ancient city walls and many other "graffiti." Some of these are a kind of
"advertisement" that praises the "services" provided by any prostitute. | N contrast,
others are very expressive caricatures of the characters of the time. Over time, the
meaning of the term "graffiti" was limited, being granted only to those "decorations" of
any kind were they, that are made without the permission of that space. Context in
which it becomes a kind of vandalism, unwanted by anyone, but even more appealing.
Another sort of "graffiti", led to the boundary between entertainment and scientific
scandal, was committed knowingly, but only for the sake of humor of a specific bill by
a few scholars XVlll-nineteenth century. It was the time when European linguists,
especially the Germans have managed to decipher ancient Sanskrit language at a
time, has circulated throughout Southeast Asia. Later, some of the earliest knowledge
of this language as complex as it is strange when they arrived in those lands, have fun
with all kinds of masks scratched in places hidden from the walls of ancient
remains.They were left there, much to the amazement of their other brothers, arrived
later in those places were left stunned by the alleged vulgarity of messages came from
ancient.
How, today, "graffiti"became a constant
presence. "Graffiti" were coded signs thatmilitary
pilots fiselajul its own brand of victories during dogfights, as well as swearingrude,
along with suggestive images,
targeting opponents, painted in vivid colors onarmor tanks.

Taken mostly from the West, "graffiti" were entered in


our country especially after1990. Sometimes they are true masterpieces of form shap
es and colors, and their creators some real artists who are looking like their ways of
expression. Sometimes, however, they are just ugly scribbles meant only to mark the
effrontery of those whocast them, to the dismay of the
owners, on some walls or buildings zugraţiţi freshelegant, just completed. {and who ha
ve absolutely no need to "name fool all walls

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