Photo-a-Day (Monday, 4th August, 2014)
That's just it Graffiti, horrible mess of vandalism not Art. They should be made to remove it who ever is responsible. Eyesore of Wigan.
No trick shots here. This is real. Where in Wigan is this vandalised wall, Mick. Shame on them.
I hope no one calls the ART!
Very interesting where is this?
Some of these 'artists' do have a lot of talent. We should be encouraging them to draw/paint.
Some organisations pay to have this done,counsels included. Some I have seen is interesting.
I wonder where they get the money from...paint costs a fortune now.
Where is this??
Good point Maureen, and shops can't sell paint to kids...well they shouldn't do.
Fred and Ron D.."Artists" you both wouldn't say that if they painted you house in that mess.
I like Graffiti if its well done like this one is, there one on the side of Wallgate bridge that says I LUV YOU JANE, it looks like its been done with a paint roller while hanging upside down which is a load of rubbish.
You see plenty of good artistic Graffiti when you are entering London by train and on in France a Italy you will see even more.
The photo dosent show what a proper good job the artist as done on this wall but lucky for you theres somebody whos actually made a video of the same Graffiti work and its here on YouTube for all to
Catherine its along side the walkway that runs from Wigan park to Walkden ave.
Penalty is a Public flogging for this in Singapore ... and you will not see any graffiti there.
In Prague a lot of the old ornate buildings like the Municipal House have been renovated beautifully ... and have immediately been vandalised.....my term for graffiti.
Here Here, Tricia.
There is a big difference between graffiti and wall-art and when you look at this image in more detail, there is some skill and imagination in what the author has done to the wall. It is simply not gratuitous vandalism which has been done by the idiotic "x luvs x" brigade. However, even wall-art has to be done sensibly, not on ancient buildings and monuments or good architectural pieces etc. In my opinion, this has been done on a tatty wall and has really brightened it up, it is inoffensive and it is art of its kind.
Janice, go and peel some spuds!
Re comment by Janice. Those of you in the know. How old would you say this wall is any ideas? The Victorians built incredible walls and brickwork ,not like the rubbish of today. This only became a tatty wall Janice when this nonsense was added to it. A wall that has been repointed well is a splendid
sight. Why do they need to become a canvass of self expression. The wall itself is one of human expression and indeed art to many. If a wall still stands after hundreds of years that is the skill we should appreciate and salute. I,m with Garry on this.
Another disparaging remark from Garry towards posters he disagrees with!
Incidentally, Garry, regarding your statement on P-a-D on 03/08/14, who are you to dictate what style of photos can be displayed on here; what suits one person may not be to another's taste, so live and let live!
I'm still waiting for one of your efforts!!
A tatty wall, Janice...just point it or grow ivy on it, don't let a paint nut spoil it!
Please Garry, keep up with the disparaging remarks??? Jod refers to. Disagreement and debate is what make this so interesting.
Jod, what gives you the impression everyone disagrees with Garry? Opinion , that is all that matters.. I greatly welcome Garry and others insight good or bad
Thank you Jean.
Jod, why can't you be useful for a change, go and remove that eyesore from that wall.
To each his own and I respect your opinion but I will not apologise for mine.
Their talent would be better channelled into PAINTING on canvas or such.
Things like the London Tube trains get scrawled on daily and it costs the earth to clean the stuff off.
Jod, I see the sense of humour bypass is still working. For goodness sake Lighten up ! We Wiganers can all agree to disagree , surely.
Going for a cuppa now.
Keep commenting Gary, you views are most welcom.
jod's, comments on p-a-d is all about Gary, nothing else matters.
Jean, I didn't say everyone disagrees with Garry, but you're happy with Garry telling Janice to 'go and peel some spuds'?
I call that a disparaging remark. What sort of debate is that?
Anything to do with the subject?
Since we are on debating, I think P-A-D should welcome ALL types of photographic art - black and white, HDR,colour pop,long exposure, fine art and many more.
I welcome variety and will give constructive criticism because I would expect it of my images.
All some posters on here do is criticise from an ill-informed single viewpoint, and that's what invites my comments to them.
...and yes, I have had photos displayed on here, so I'm prepared to have opinion given, either good or bad, but not from ignorance or closed minds.
Well said, Tricia.
See, another comment about Garry from jod. Garry is a clever man really, so don't under estimate him, he says things tongue-in-cheek that's all. If he believes he's right, there's no way he'll give-in or back down. The P-a-D is all about opinions. Garry loves every ones comments and loves debates.
I think Garry is right on this one with his comment to Janice. I understand his sentiment entirely! Certainly NOT disparaging.
Fair point /s Jod. Some people comment differently. They might react with immediate distaste, this is what I believe Garry did. Where's others will reflect first. You are clearly the latter, but does not make Garry,s comments lesser. Unfortunately Jod there is ignorance and there are closed minds AND Jod there always will be.
A Friend. Interesting..