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Street Art comes in all shapes and forms

In the
previous article we talked about the origins of street art and its main
functions. Today we going to come across the styles, which are included in the phenomenon
of street art.

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First of
all, it’s essential to say that street art is quite different from such
movements as public art and land art. It differs from the first one in the
terms of legality and the initiative source: in the case with public art it
comes from, obviously, the public or from city authorities;
their main aim is decorating and optimization of the urban spaces. Street art’s
initiative comes from the artist itself, he expresses his point of view in
order to change the perception of some issues along with the particular place
he is working on. It the rebellious notion of reinventing the city space again.
With land art that also works in the open spaces, street art differs in topics
and materials. Land art is more interested in the global problems and
connection with nature. Though both movements are site-specific, they are aimed
at different targets.

So now we can continue with different styles. Street art is quite rich
on the variations of forms and representations. First of all, the classical
images on the walls, completed with spray paint or actual paint, sometimes with
a help of stencils. This form has its own name – stencil art. The techniques is
quite different, so as the result we get specific images that you can easily distinguished
from all other street art styles.

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Next there goes poster art. There is not much to say about it, the
message artist wants to deliver goes in the form of the poster which he glues
to the walls or any other city surfaces.

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The twin brother of poster art is sticker art, and it is much easier to
perform.

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The sculpture is also
represented. Guerrilla sculptures (unsanctioned sculptures in the urban spaces)
usually appear overnight and are quite difficult to place without being caught.

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Yarn bombing is a newbie in the world of street art. Basically, it uses
knitted yarn as a main source of material for urban works.

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With all styles and forms combined with national specialties and diversity of topics, street art truly speaks the world wide language of art.  

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