Thursday, 18 December 2014

P&O Cruises defines The Spirit of Modern Britain

When P&O Cruises wanted to find out what modern Britain is all about, they turned to Facebook and other social media for help. From thousands of suggestions, artist Johnny Bull has created two colourful pieces of art that will be displayed prominently on Britannia  which is due to launch in March.





The artist, who is predominantly known for his paintings of jazz musicians, has drawn inspiration from old travel labels on suitcases and has also incorporated the Great British queue into the artwork, full of famous faces. Look closely, and you will spot Dr Who, The Queen, Mary Berry and JK Rowling, who can be seen rubbing shoulders with Noel Gallagher, Monty Panesar, James Dyson and Bradley Wiggins. Other icons include The Shard, Glastonbury, and Banksy.

Bull says: “The theme - “the spirit of modern Britain” - provided us with some fascinating suggestions covering a range of categories. I’ve had great fun working my way through these suggestions and coming up with an eclectic mix of images that truly sums up how the public feels about Britain in the 21st century.”

The artwork forms part of Britain’s largest floating art collection which will be displayed on the ship. Pieces ranging from paintings and bronze sculptures to ceramics and paper wall reliefs have been created by a wide variety of artists – most of them British – with some from as far afield as Japan, Australia and South Africa.




(Photo credit to P&O Cruises)