2 art is a bridge that takes me places I’ve never been. Romero brittoartist
3 Who is romero britto? Britto is a pop artist He wants to speak the language of hope and happiness through bright colors and bold patternshis work has been used to sell volvo, Pepsi and Disney. His art has been a part of the super bowl and his sculptures can be found in NYC and Washington D.C.His work is represented by over 120 galleries throughout the worldMona CatAcrylic Painting2005
4 Growing up…Born in Recife, Brazil in 1963He was one of nine children and very poor, sometimes struggling to have food on the tableHe was raised by his single mom rarely seeing his dadHe painted on scraps of cardboard and newspaperHe is a self-taught artistThe Hug, Acrylic PaintingBritto feels that art is what kept him away from the dark periods of his childhood by always focusing on the bright colors and positive aspects of life.He moved to Florida in 1989
5 How does he do it?Britto begins his projects with an outline of shapesHe then blobs acrylic color on each shape to determine how to balance it across the paintingHe fills in the rest of the color with paintHe finishes it off by outlining his elements with a black acrylic paint penPrince William and Kate MiddletonAcrylic Painting 2011
6 What’s pop art? Mickey Mouse Acrylic Painting A movement that started in the 1950s in England and then inspired artists in the United States. It is a movement that is still going strong.Pop artists rejected any distinction between good and bad taste in art so that it didn’t segregate the rich and poor.Pop artists readily made use of commonplace objects, such as comic strips, packaging, highway signs, and images from film and television. Incorporating the visual noise of their daily lives!A lot of the art centered around different ways companies advertised stuff people could buy or should buy. After World War II ended so did rationing. People became excited to be able to buy things again, often indulging in things they wanted versus needed.As it developed in the United States, pop art was first considered a reaction against abstract expressionism, an artistic movement that flourished in the decade immediately following World War II. Whereas abstract expressionism was not realistic and free in technique, pop artists put real images, in their work that had people (often famous figures), common household items (like a soup can) and hard lines (based off of printing techniques.)
7 Masterpieces The Apple, 2012 Installed in the JFK International Airport(Enamel on aluminum & iron sculpture)It’s For You, Acrylic Painting
8 Masterpieces Cheek To Cheek, Acrylic 1999 Still Life Acrylic PaintingHappy Cat and Snob DogAcrylic PaintingRothschild Butterfly, 2005Acrylic Paint on Wood
9 “As an artist, I feel lucky to have been given the gift of creativity so that I may share my vision of a better world. I will never forget what it was like to be poor and that is why it is so important to me that my work be accessible to all people. For me, art can reflect the celebration of the simple and good things in life. This is the most important to me.” — Romero BrittoPerfect Day Acrylic Painting
10 Our Project Example Art Fundamentals Covered: Foreground, Middle ground, BackgroundPatternsInspiration of Contemporary Pop ArtistBleeding Lines off of the pageMaterials:8.5” x 5.5” White CardstockColored PencilsPencil to draw the image firstBlack Sharpie
11 Step One Put your name on your paper Add a Wavy Horizon LinePut your name on your paperFlip your page over and turn it horizontalDraw these first two steps using terms: Foreground, Middle ground, BackgroundSplit into three sections
12 Step twoAdd three elements on the background line: house, tree, bush
13 Step Three Finish items on Background line Add a pattern to the trees Draw flowers in the foreground. They are big because they are closest to you, the viewer.Draw a pattern in the middle ground that could be considered a grass field.Add a pattern to the treesAdd a pattern to the sky
14 Step fourOnce the drawing is completed trace over all pencil lines with black sharpie.Then pick out your colored pencils. You should incorporate 5-7 colors in this piece.
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