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The graffiti canvas: A modern medieval manuscript?

on December 15, 2009

In medieval times, monks were entrusted to preserve sacred words through highly stylized, carefully crafted manuscripts. Today’s best graffiti artists show the same kind of care with their text-driven artistry.

What do true connoisseurs look for in a graffiti composition? In this video, leading artists working on pieces in Oakland’s DeFremery Park at 18th and Adeline Street earlier this fall give a beginner’s lesson on graffiti aesthetics and explain how their art derives lessons from the medieval masters.

[This video report is no longer available.]

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  1. […] claim. Whether it’s the scrumptious food of Temescal, the off-beat stores in Rockridge or the street artists of DeFremery Park, Oakland has an embarrassment of riches. And that’s just in the northern […]

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