The vandals they were the members of a Barbarian people of eastern Germanic origin that was in the history as symbol of savagery and lack of civility . That is why the term vandal today is used to mention the person that commits actions of the wild people.
Vandalism, therefore, is a concept that can be used to name the destruction that seems typical of the ancient vandals. Is a destructive behavior that does not respect the property of others and that is usually expressed through the violence .
Vandalism is the apparently unjustified hostility towards the possessions of others . It usually manifests itself in public space with attacks on monuments, banks, walls, etc., either with the intention of transmitting a message or simply by destroying the alien.
One of the most frequent forms of vandalism is the graffiti , when painting on a private wall and without authorization. The graffiti on the walls of a house or on a statue have victims (the owner of the residence, the State) who suffer property damage. Those who express themselves through graffiti, however, argue that freedom of expression transcends private property or material objects.
Vandalism can also be carried out virtually by altering the pages of Internet . A sample of digital vandalism It occurs when a site for the publication of a message contrary to the true spirit of the page in question is intervened (such as the inclusion of a proclamation in favor of abortion in a site of the Catholic Church, for example).
Sometimes, acts of vandalism arouse feelings found by their unsuspecting admirers, since they contain elements humorous which are difficult to ignore, able to start a laugh from the most rigid faces.
One of these "charismatic" acts of vandalism took place in the Italian city of Rome, in 2008, when an individual named Graziano Cecchini threw 500 thousand colored balls down the stairs of the Trinity of the Mountains, in Plaza de España (one of the most characteristic and appreciated places in the center of Rome). This "joke", which generated a mixture of passers-by stupor and fun, had an approximate cost of 20 thousand euros, which its creator faced very tasty.
Another clear example takes us to Berlin, where in 2010 a group of German artists called IEPE decided to soak the wheels of more than 2,000 cars with painting of various colors to print their trajectory at an intersection of the city. It is worth mentioning that the drivers were not complicit, but victims of this act of vandalism properly titled "Reality Paint" (whose approximate translation is "reality painting") and that it consisted of pouring around 500 liters of paint at strategic points of the Four streets that served as canvas.
In 2011, on the other hand, a Bulgarian graffiti artist who was never identified decided to apply his art to the statues of the Soviet Army Monument, which is located in the center of the city of Sofia, to turn its protagonists into superheroes such as Batman and the Joker, and characters such as Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald. Among the most striking symbols is the transformation of the Soviet flag into the North American and the presence of Captain America. Needless to say, thousands of tourists approach the capital of Bulgaria to take pictures of the new face of this monument, which is more than half a century old.
The list continues and includes the construction of various figures and its location in strategic places to take the public by surprise, and the design of obscene images on bridges and monuments to express the discontent of the people regarding certain government decisions.