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This video features third grade digital drawings created on the SketchBook Express app for iPad. This art activity was part of a unit on lines and the Pop Art of contemporary Latino artist Romero Britto. This video was created using the SketchBook Express app, iMovie and a MacBook Pro.
For his exhibition “Come to my World“ in Berlin, the famous artist Romero Britto chose a Bentley Continental GT as a canvas for his cheerful and vivid signature motifs. This is probably one of the most unusual Bentleys ever seen: a large, happy flower, little stars, squiggles and signs dance on the elegant hood and colourful, comic-like figures adorn the doors. The Continental GT – a static prototype built in 2003 – has become a truly unique work of art created by the world-renowned Brazilian artist Romero Britto. Bentley Motors donated the Coupe on the occasion of Britto´s Berlin exhibition “Come to my World” in the Automobil Forum Unter den Linden.
Britto, one of the most admired and popular artists currently working within Pop Art, creates pieces specifically to put a smile on people´s faces. Having grown up in poverty in Recife, Brazil, his work belies his background by creating a fantasy world inhabited by child-like creatures and optimistic, strong colours. “Since everything in life moves toward an end”, says Romero Britto, “we should fill our life with colour and hope.” His paintings, graphics and sculptures can be admired in many of the world’s leading art galleries including the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim in New York. He counts the Kennedys, Rothchilds, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steffi Graf and Elton John among his friends and collectors.
Romero was delighted to be given the chance to turn a Bentley into a Pop Art sculpture: “It is the most beautiful and elegant car in the world. The lines of the new design are perfect to paint as a clean canvas. What a way to start a fascinating and colourful journey.”
Raul Pires, Head of Exterior Design at Bentley Motors and like Romero Britto, a Brazilian was central to the creation of the Continental GT. He thoroughly agrees with his countryman: “A Bentley holds the unique combination of exhilaration and relaxation in one package. An automotive sculpture with elegant powerful surfaces. The ultimate in craftsmanship.”
The Romero Britto exhibition, hosted by the Automobil Forum Unter den Linden in cooperation with the Mensing Gallery, will take place from 10 July until 6 September 2009. In keeping with Britto’s wider ideals, at the conclusion of the show, the “Britto-Bentley” will be put up for auction in aid of the Nathalie Todenhöfer Foundation for multiple sclerosis as well as Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to improving the integration of the mentally disabled within society.
For the first time at sea, guests will be able to browse and purchase the works of Romero Britto onboard Allure of the Seas. Get a look at the new gallery, just off Central Park, and some of the stunning pieces by this amazing contemporary pop artist.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff asks artist Romero Britto to design logo for a R9.4 billion project reaching 61 million people
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Health Minister Alexandre Padilha invited artist Romero Britto to join them in launching the Rede Cegonha, or Stork Network, program in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, at the Palacio das Artes on Monday, March 28th. The project has a budget of 9.4 billion Reais through 2014 reaching at least 61 million Brazilians. Britto created 10 stunning original pieces as well as the programs logo at the request of President Rousseff, creating a storyline celebrating the joy of pregnancy to the birth and growth of a healthy child in a loving and nurturing environment, and donated these 10 pieces, a total of $800,000 USD, to Rede Cegonha. President Rousseff commented on the logo created by Britto: “…the baby has one black leg, one white, showing the diversity of the Brazilian people, aside from [Britto’s] diaper and the stork, which are very Brazilian!” after personally opening an exhibition of the 10 works at the Palacio das Artes. The exhibition will next travel to Brasilia, where they’ll remain in the permanent collection of the Presidential Palace.
Rede Cegonha has already begun work on a network of primary care for women and children via the Sistema Unico de Saude (SUS), and is being coordinated by the Health Ministry and executed nationally by state and municipal governments of affected areas. The program will guide pregnant mothers through the confirmation of pregnancy, to pre-natal care, birth, and post-natal care, up until the child reaches two years of age in the hopes of securing a healthy and prosperous future for Brazil. Rede Cegonha will also address the qualifications of medical professionals treating the countries mothers and babies. Efforts will be prioritized in the Amazon and Northeast regions of the country, which have the highest instances of infant mortality, complications and death due to pregnancy, as well as nine large metropolitan regions with a very high concentration of pregnancies – Manaus, Recife, the Federal District, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo.