Graffiti is art
Thanks for accepting. Now for rebuttals: 1. "I think that if you want to do art, you should do it so it looks nice." Art does not have to "look nice". Art can be seen in many ways, looks don't matter. If I precisely drew an ugly person to represent that everyone is beautiful no matter what looks, it would still be art wouldn't it? 2. " Graffiti on walls or doors or trucks or wherever is not art. You are kind of ruining the thing if you draw graffiti. " Destruction can also be seen as art. Art is very vague, so it is seen in many different ways. Let em elaborate. Take "The art of war", a book written by a man of the name Sun Tzu. War brings destruction, yet there is an art to it. Same for graffiti, though you are ruining a wall, you are skilfully creating art, under the pressure of being caught. There is an art in that! 3. "Graffiti is usually letters put together." No way! Graffiti is usually pictures, images, and sometimes letters. And if you didn't know, when you put letters together, it is called a "word". Say it with me now, "word". And even if it is mostly words, writing is an art. They are sharing codes, words, on a wall. There is an art to that. They are painting their stories onto a wall. 4. " I'm trying to say that art is something that makes you feel good inside. " Well as I said earlier, war is an art. Does war make you feel good inside? Art does not need to make you feel good? Also there are horror movies, that scare people. It is an art of creating movies. But do these movies make you feel good and happy and safe inside? 5. "Art, on the other hand, makes you feel like you should admire the work and stay. " Some art is boring, or to tedious to understand. But it is still art. Now that I rendered all my opponent's points invalid, I would like to continue with my arguments. Before we can even begin to explain how graffiti is art, we need to understand definitions. Graffiti: "writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place:"  Art: " the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power"  So art is expression, application, creativity! And what do street artist do? (other word for graffiti artist). They apply their skills, expression and creativity onto a huge illegal canvas. This is still art, but just not as respected. Also, it is called graffiti art for a reason. Art is literally in the name! So basically, I just want to explain how anything can be art, graffiti included. Though some art is more respected than others, it doesn't mean the others are not art. Graffiti is an art, involving skill, and knowledge. "Where can I put graffiti without getting caught? What message of logo or picture do I wan't to express?" These are questions that echo through the minds of graffiti artist. They create art that is not accepted, but it is still art. Art that is hard to create, but still as amazing as the ones that society accepts. 1.http://www.oxforddictionaries.com... 2.http://www.oxforddictionaries.com... Back to you con!