The Third of May 1808 Graffiti

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The Third of May 1808 Graffiti

Flickr User Jakedobkin has uploaded a collection of images taken in the Freedom Tunnel [wiki].

Among the dozens of photos is this one that attracted me, because I'm against graffitis but never ever thought that one of those supposed artists could have known about the Francisco de Goya [wiki] picture, painted after the rebellion of Madrid against the French invadors in 1812, on the shooting of some patriotic civilians. The picture is called The Third of May 1808 [wiki].

The Third of May 1808 picture is part of a series on the Independence War, and follows The Second of May 1808 [wiki] in which you can see the rebellion against France.

Please ignore the stupid bastard who made the additional yellow graffiti painting on it :(

Link [Flickr]

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*'s on the ball. Mindless tagging is often pretty bad but well done graffiti be it a stencil or a mural gives an area character,imagine if every city had a large public area where is was ok to spray, a constantly changing wall of art.

not to mention thats its a starting place for some of the best graphic designers around.

check out the documentary Rock Fresh.

P.S Banksy's kind of sold out, he sold this http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/8816/angelinajolie074ltr2.jpg to Angelina Jolie for $75,000, unless he comes out in a few months and says he gave the money to charity and it was all "art" he's pretty hypocritical.
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your characterization of graffiti artists smacks of classism. And calling them "supposed" artists underlines your lack of understanding of the nature of art itself. Legality and skill level have nothing to do with status as art. For that classification only intention and function matter. If you must remain steadfast in your distaste for the work or the form in general you would be well served to express it without lowering yourself to bigot or fool.
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