Monday, 27 February 2017

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

In Room 2 we look to positive role models to inspire us. Romero Britto is an artist who has a story that is worth exploring.

"I believe that every human being should try to do good for someone else.  There are so many different ways to do it.  My art can be an instrument for helping people... What a good feeling - that I can do that with my art ..."  Romero Britto

Romero Britto was born in Brazil.  He did not have a privileged upbringing but what he did have was an amazing imagination.  When life was tough he escaped into the world of his imagination where everything was bright and cheerful. Having an optimistic outlook led him to move to Miami where he established himself as artist (in spite of the fact he had no formal training).

His artworks bring happiness to many, and that's one of the reasons Mrs Wallace chose him to inspire our self-portraits.

Romero Britto has a very distinctive style. His work is child-like, with a bold bright colour palette that communicates joy and hope.  He often incorporates ‘happy’ words like ‘smile’, ‘dream’ and ‘laugh’ into his works.

Our aim was to channel our ‘inner Britto’ and imbue our portraits with a positive spirit.


Success Criteria
Our portrait incorporates some of the symbols commonly found in Britto’s work
We use colour boldy
Our work has a childlike, almost cartoonish feel
We have taken pride in our work

Tandia and Joseph

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