Reflect on the work of artists like Banksy, Bil Hensen, Andres Serrano and other controversial ‘artists’. What are the essential characteristics, if any, that qualify an object a work of art. “Controversial artworks have been produced by artists throughout history that really test the standards of decency in our society. Some parts of society lay scorn and criticism on these works, unable or unwilling to appreciate the artist’s vision. It’s great that in our free society, artists can create any type work that their talent, means and imagination can come up with, whether it offends certain people or not.
” (www. your3dsources. com) What is Controvesial art? To understand it, first we have to know what is Art. Art is when you create an image, a process or a product by putting different elements together with our emotion or perception. The word art mainly refers to visual art, include using paint, sculpturing and printmaking. Generally, art is a human activity which is made up of intensions of simulating thoughts and emotions. “Controversial art” is one type of art that has been popular for a long time.
Controversial arts are one type of art that shows people’s emotion, and what they are thinking really clearly. It show the direct mind of the artist which drew the artwork, and what the artist might want to say, and the artist wanted his message to go everywhere. “Controvertial artworks can be very attractive and very famous, it can be made using different techniques. ” Controvertial artists make artwork that turns the meaning of the artwork around opposite to the original meaning.
They are often artworks that shows an anti- authority meaning and often got to do with culture and religions. Most controvertial artworks are always defined as vandlism artworks, and most of the published controvertial artworks are being complained and wanted to be put down by lots of people. Banksy and Andres Serrano are one of the best controvertial artists in the world, there are different characteristics to their artwork. Most of the controvertial artists has been fed up with the society, and their controvertial artworks shows what they want.
“Controvertial artworks can be very attractive and very famous, it can be made using different techniques. ” Wiki I will use Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ’s as an example to discuss. It is a photograph taken by the artist of a small plastic crucifix with jesus on it, and jesus and the crucifix is in a glass full of the artist’s urine. There is a rumour saying that the glass also contains the artist’s blood. This artwork became the winner of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition.