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Den spraymålade bilden. Graffitimåleriet som bildform, konströrelse och läroprocess

Jacobson, Staffan (1996)
Abstract
The introduction suggests a model for defining and categorising different types of graffiti, and the term TTP (Tags/Throw-ups/Pieces) is presented.



Chapter I relates the body of research up to the present day and proposes a comprehensive interpretation, based partly on English and German subculture- and socialisation theories. Chapter 2 presents the social background and internal social pattern of the 'writers', and 45 Swedish writers are examined more closely. They are found to be in general quite ordinary, but unusually creative youngsters. Further, the spray art career seems to be linked to a socalled "unusual process of learning", which is confirmed by interviews.



Chapter 3 deals with the creation,... (More)
The introduction suggests a model for defining and categorising different types of graffiti, and the term TTP (Tags/Throw-ups/Pieces) is presented.



Chapter I relates the body of research up to the present day and proposes a comprehensive interpretation, based partly on English and German subculture- and socialisation theories. Chapter 2 presents the social background and internal social pattern of the 'writers', and 45 Swedish writers are examined more closely. They are found to be in general quite ordinary, but unusually creative youngsters. Further, the spray art career seems to be linked to a socalled "unusual process of learning", which is confirmed by interviews.



Chapter 3 deals with the creation, expression, content and meaning of this type of image, and it is compared with several other traditions like Scandinavian animal ornaments, emblematics, book painting, Art Nouveau, psychedelic art and traditional calligraphy. The discussion is accompanied by pictorial analyses. The 30 most common pictorial elements in TTP are enumerated. The stylistic development is observed, with its complexity-simplicity cycle and the varied relations between the letter and the picture. Wild style lettering with its combination of 7 graphic characteristics is found to be the most original contribution to art.



Chapter 4 follows the diffusion and acculturation from the subway to the gallery and from the USA to Europe; Sweden in particular is examined.



Chapter 5 discusses the prevention methods of authorities fighting graffiti, compares them and draws conclusions. Community centres run by writers (the Uppsala model) are perceived to be the least harmful and most effective method to decrease illegal TTP. Finally, this kind of graffiti is related to "the institutional definition of art" for which it could be qualified. TTP is a new, freestanding and independent art form. However, it could also give a different and post-modern meaning to the term Underground Art. (Less)
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alternative title
The Spray-painted Image. Graffiti painting as type of image, art movement and learning process
publishing date
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Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
throw-up, underground, tag, subway, subculture, style, spray, piece, picture, painting, ornament, name, letter, hip hop, graffiti, characters, calligraphy, Aerosol, art, wild style, youth., Konsthistoria, Art history
pages
264 pages
publisher
S. Jacobson, Uardav. 52 d, 224 71, Lund, Sweden
defense location
Universitetshuset, sal 21, Lund
defense date
1996-11-22 13:00
ISBN
91-628-2186-5
language
Swedish
LU publication?
no
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51d6d3bd-99d1-4a4c-a5f1-0716aaa3099a (old id 17761)
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2007-05-24 10:45:01
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Chapter I relates the body of research up to the present day and proposes a comprehensive interpretation, based partly on English and German subculture- and socialisation theories. Chapter 2 presents the social background and internal social pattern of the 'writers', and 45 Swedish writers are examined more closely. They are found to be in general quite ordinary, but unusually creative youngsters. Further, the spray art career seems to be linked to a socalled "unusual process of learning", which is confirmed by interviews.<br/><br>
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Chapter 3 deals with the creation, expression, content and meaning of this type of image, and it is compared with several other traditions like Scandinavian animal ornaments, emblematics, book painting, Art Nouveau, psychedelic art and traditional calligraphy. The discussion is accompanied by pictorial analyses. The 30 most common pictorial elements in TTP are enumerated. The stylistic development is observed, with its complexity-simplicity cycle and the varied relations between the letter and the picture. Wild style lettering with its combination of 7 graphic characteristics is found to be the most original contribution to art.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Chapter 4 follows the diffusion and acculturation from the subway to the gallery and from the USA to Europe; Sweden in particular is examined.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Chapter 5 discusses the prevention methods of authorities fighting graffiti, compares them and draws conclusions. Community centres run by writers (the Uppsala model) are perceived to be the least harmful and most effective method to decrease illegal TTP. Finally, this kind of graffiti is related to "the institutional definition of art" for which it could be qualified. TTP is a new, freestanding and independent art form. However, it could also give a different and post-modern meaning to the term Underground Art.},
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  title        = {Den spraymålade bilden. Graffitimåleriet som bildform, konströrelse och läroprocess},
  year         = {1996},
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