Cave paintings cannot be the work of somebody bored on a sunny day, but the painter was driven by a powerful force to spread a certain message into the dark caves to paint. Graffiti can be used today to give messages to the public concerning culture and the society issues (Lesko, 2015). For instance if someone wanted to notify people of a cultural event somewhere, graffiti can work if the painting or drawing is in an open place where the public can view them. Some criminals make use of graffiti to scare the public some in very tall billboards. Some also use graffiti to deface posters, billboards, and other individuals’ artwork. Others use it to communicate a certain message to a group of people such as fighting corruption, violence, demanding for human rights, or warnings against drug use and many more.
Cave paintings are ancient and rare to find and are more treasured compared to modern day paintings. Cave paintings had meanings especially recording events and places in which activities took place. Graffiti does not need to have any meaning although all are done on the walls or public places.
For something to be considered as a piece of art, the artist must intend to do it. Someone does not need to acknowledge a piece of art for it to become one, but the intention of the artist in creating is the one that matters.