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Contemporary Avant-Garde Work: Street Art

-Michael Melvin Ukrainian Artist Homer In this essay, we will be discussing Contemporary and Avante- Garde forms and how these concepts fit perfectly within the contemporary world of street art. While the definition of contemporary art is very loosely translated, the ‘art’ can be seen as the ‘art of today.’ Naturally, since contemporary art goes…

Contemporary Street Art: Art or Vandalism

Michael Melvin – As a child growing up close to New York, I have always been obsessed with city life. The people, the different cultures, the public art, and the bustle of moving parts always excited me as someone who came from the quiet town of Greenwich, CT. I always felt that there was more…

Is Delta Using its influence on the market to suppress Freedom of Expression

Delta has been the largest airline recently throughout the pandemic. Due to social distancing and masking protocols, Delta believes they have the right to ban paying customers from its flights if a mask is not in use. This makes some sense to me as someone who has a strong moral attitude towards protecting the health…

Post Pandemic Pop- up Skate Culture

Michael Melvin – 18 April 2021 During the pandemic, many people have turned to skateboarding because of its low-key positive culture. You may not believe this from what the media feeds you about skating, but no one really cares about what you think. The real skaters don’t care about who you are or what you’re…

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