A Comparative Study of Graffiti Art of Iran and England (Emphasizing Four Recent Decades)
Abstract. The Graffiti art is one of the most important ways to expression the individual and group approaches of today urban areas that is the main base of the paper. This research is aimed of comparative study of Iran and England graffiti art at the time of four recent decades to survey two artists belong both countries in the names of "Tanha" and "Banksy" as case samples. The thesis results were obtained in comparative and cross-sectional method shows that an Iranian artist express more his criticism of events in Iran and other matters around the worlds have secondary importance, but Banksy rely is on his works of world events in the past and now. Moreover, it seems an Iranian artist has more conservative to created works of political and social content, but a Western artist has more venture and explicit to express his art, and sometimes directly represent and criticize the true character of his society. Iranian works shows his Iranian identifies, but a Western artist works are not shows the belonging to a country.
Banksy (2010). Wall and Artwork, Translated by Sanaz Farazi, First Edition, Ketab Aban Publications, Tehran.
Kavsari, M. (2010). Graffiti: A Critical Approach, First Edition, Dariche Nav Publications, Tehran.
Koen, B. (2006). An Introduction to Sociology, Mohsen Salasi, Farhang Moaser Publications, Fifth Edition, Tehran.
Oxford Dictionary 2006,University Publishing,UK.
Salehi Amiri, S. R. (2010). Cultural Concepts and Theories. Ghoghnus Publications, Third Edition, Tehran.
Sazgara, P. (1998). A Glance at Sociology with Emphasizing Culture, Kavir Publications, First Edition, Tehran.
Wells, Jeff (15 August 2011). "Guerrilla artists at war over style accusations". Western Daily Press.