Tuesday, December 7, 2010
My 7th grade artists became Romero Britto experts. They were inspired by his colorful and vibrant works of art.
Romero Britto is a Brazilian neo-pop painter and sculptor. He combines stereotyped elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. He is known for his contemporary work. Britto currently lives in Miami, Florida, where his work can be seen in many parts around the city but also can be seen all across the United States and beyond.
Britto is a current working artist who was born in 1963.I feel that it is very important to introduce and expose my young artists to the great masters of art from history while also showcasing artists who are currently working and successful to show how art is a huge part of our lives today. The "starving artist" is no longer the only outlet for young people interested in art.
My students looked at Britto's work and were inspired to create their own neo-pop drawings. They used bright bold colors and built upon the work of Keith Haring and pop artists Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
These bright images are currently lighting up the halls of our school and the district office!
If you are around, be sure to come stop by and check them out!
Be Well and Enjoy!