Differences between street art and advertisement

One of the main differences between art and advertisement can be driven from their primary purpose. Street art gives one a vision of a whole new imaginary world, whereas advertisement provides an individual with the thought to access and purchase the service of goods. Furthermore, advertisement targets clarity, entertaining and luring the viewer to shift loyalty portrayed towards a particular aspect. Another difference is that public art concerns itself with time. Most of the street arts may be long-lasting. On the other hand, the advertisement does not consider the time factor. Therefore, it works well for the required period. Additionally, public art revolves around the initially intended message (Bergdahl n.p). The artist keeps on deviating from the initial aim. However, for advertisement, the displayed message has to rely on the initially intended subject entirely. For clarity, an advert may only contain a single message. On the contrary, the street art has no limit on the number of messages passed to the audience yet it has some legalization issues about which you can read in the http://seifertforgovernor.com/ if you interested.

Similarities between street art and advertisement

The two are forms of art that use the public as their audience. Advertisement, as well as street art,  use images and figures to pass a message on a specific topic to the public. To be viewed by the broader population, the two are displayed in a strategic location that will allow maximum visibility. The arts have to catch the attention of the audience. Due to that reason, they are spiced with conspicuous coloring. Both of them may be long lasting, depending on the materials used to put them up. In many instances, the raw materials used to prepare public art and adverts are similar.

Banksy’s manifesto on Advertisement

Considering the impact that Banksy work has had on the advertisement world, need to assess the work arises. The images that had been done by the artist provide a more elaborate definition of advertisement. From his artistic works, we can understand the guru’s view towards advertisement. His manifesto on advertisement indicated the feeling he had developed towards the whole aspect of art.  Furthermore, the princess Hijab, an unknown French artist, also, had a hand in the great works of advertisement. To some extent, the works presented by the two experts match regarding the message sent.

In his manifesto on advertisement, he stated that the advertisers use the chance given to them to lower the status of the common average social and individual aspects of life. Ideally, the manifesto brought up a sense of revolution to the advertisement. Besides, the revolution is undertaken to pass the artist’s clear message, aiming to release his friend. The undertaking gains its goals but ends up with the artist facing a jail term. George Davis, the friend Banksy fought for, was granted freedom after two years. Later on, Davis lives a healthy life and even marries and fathers a child.

The art of princes' hijab

One of the widest spread works of art by the princess is the drawing showing some men dress in black face masks that run down past the chest, but end in a thread-like formation. Individuals appear like legendary ‘ninjas.' The only visible difference is that they are dressed in white underpants. In the PH's drawing, she gives the characters much anonymity by masking them. An image by Banksy showing the police countering an attack by the bear-like creature expresses the artist’s feelings towards the current system. The use of the bear-like character indicates the privacy of the resisting group. Associating the image by the princess to the Banksy’s artwork, the images may indicate a revolutionary army.The guru used his talent to take in his initiated revolution. The struggle to free his friend who had been convicted falsely earned a reward.

Artistic parameters of advertisement

According to my analysis, the features that must appear on an art piece to confirm it to be an advertisement include the outspoken message. The message being displayed has to be evident and clear. The use of hidden meaning in wording or figure disqualifies the piece from being an advert. Secondly, the display must be entertaining to allow the audience to save their time to look at the formulation (Conrad n.p). Boring advert tends to scare away many people.

The provided images should be of the features that are easy to remember. If the audience can easily memorize the pictures that have been shown on the artwork, then it can be concluded that the advert has met one of its objectives. The advertisement should contain one or rather few specific information. Overcrowding of information on the same piece of the advert will confuse the audience easily. Also, the viewer may miss out on comprehending the intended message.


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