The Value of Art and its Influence in the World

Faculty Lounge, Irwin Hall, Beirut campus

The Department of Art & Design is hosting a lecture titled: “The Value of Art and its Influence in the World” by Romero Britto.

Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Britto has created a visual language of hope and happiness all its own that is relatable to all, inspiring millions. Self-taught at an early age, Britto painted on scraps of paper or cardboard or any medium he could find before coming into his own and traveling to Paris where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso. His appreciation of these masters influenced him to create an iconic style that The New York Times described, “exudes warmth, optimism, and love”.