Visual Sample of Britto’s work including online references.
1. Study the art of Brazilian artist, Romero Britto.
2. Create a work of art based on his style.
3. Understand and apply media, techniques and processes.
4. Learn about the life of the artist.
2.4 Plan and use variations in line, shape/form, color, and/or texture to communicate ideas or feelings in a work of art.
4.4 Use appropriate vocabulary of art to describe successful use of an element of art in a work of art.
4.3 Select an artist’s work and, using appropriate vocabulary of art, explain its successful compositional and communicative qualities.
Students are to begin by free-hand drawing a Pop-Art/Britto inspired image with a black oil pastel or black sharpie (visuals will be provided). They must press hard for the oil pastel lines to really show and the background should also be completed at this point (keep in mind that drawings should be bold and simple, not much detail added). Students will also add any patterns and designs in some areas similar to those used by Britto. Once students are through with their drawing, they should proceed to painting their image with watercolor paints making sure to add water to the paint sets prior to starting to paint (this will help the colors stand out bolder in their artwork). Finally, students traced their main black lines using black glue. We let them dry overnight before taking them home.
White Paper Watercolor Paint
Wash Cloths Mats
Brushes Black Oil Pastels/ or black sharpies
Black Glue (I use mixed Elmer's glue with black tempera paint)
Terminology/Elements and Principles of Art:
Line Pop Art
Color Contemporary Artist
Shape Bold Color
Pattern Bold Lines/Shapes
Characteristics of Pop-Art Painting:
*Simple, everyday imagery
*Pop-Art Iconic Imagery was common, such as advertisements, consumer products, photos and film stars/celebrities, comic strips