Wednesday, September 15, 2010
In this lesson, 5th and 6th graders study the contemporary artist Romero Britto and his artwork. Britto was born in Brazil into a large family. His brother got him an art book and he began to recreate the paintings that were in the book. He used art as a way to express himself during and cope with his teenage years. His artwork displays bright colors, clean lines, patterns and a mix between cubism and pop art.
After students study the artist they are asked to draw a table in perspective and their choice of something on the table (vase and flowers, radio, TV, food etc.) , and break up the page with black lines. In those sections they are asked to make patterns using ANALOGOUS colors with a thick black outline.
VOCABULARY: ROMERO BRITTO, ANALOGOUS COLOR, AND PATTERN