“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Not every artist makes pretty and profitable pictures.
Some artists have a need to say something that matters right now. Banksy elevates and summarizes a visual ‘speech’ about mankind’s many and varied questionable behaviors without regard to personal profit or aggrandizement.
These Two haikus evolved this morning after reading the news article below (about the origins and current statements of graffiti art).
Image: One of the Banksy murals that appeared in Paris, reworks Jacques-Louis David’s painting “Napoleon Crossing the Alps.” and references a French law banning head coverings in public.
Unseen with light speed
Painting over misdeeds, of
Cruelty and greed
Stenciled screams of silent spray
Art refused to wait