Sponsored Links

Monday

Spanish Art Deco Artist Federico Beltrán Masses (1885-1949)

Art Deco Painting by Spanish Artist Federico Beltrán MassesPola Negri and Rudolph Valentino

Federico Beltrán Masses was a splendid colorist and a prominent representative of Art Deco movement, one of the first in Spain.
The critics of the time depicted his art “a celebration of paganism and refined intellectualism”.
The modern artist painted sexy women in chic dresses, in luscious interiors, decorated with silk and jewels, reviving the magnificent Venetian or Byzantine splendors.

Art Deco Painting by Spanish Artist Federico Beltrán MassesLa Maja Maldita

The artist portrayed celebrities and royalties from all over the world such as Alfonso XIII of Spain, rulers of Kapurthala, India, King George VI of England or the Shah of Persia, dukes and princesses from around the world, millionaires as Rothschild and idols of the screen as Pola Negri and Rudolph Valentino with whom they first met in 1924 in New York where the painter had an exhibition at the Wildenstein Gallery.

Art Deco Painting by Spanish Artist Federico Beltrán MassesWoman in Blue


The artist made several canvases of Valentino and his wife Natasha in Spanish costume and as an almost naked gypsy in the painting La Gitana, which hung above Valentino's bed. Valentino hosted an exhibition and a reception for the artist at the Ambassador Hotel, attended by the elite of Hollywood including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson.
Born in Cuba, Beltrán Masses studied with the painter Sorolla at l’École des Beaux-Arts de Barcelone and later in Madrid and Paris where he lived many years. The artist won numerous awards in US, Italy, Belgium, India. He died in Barcelona.

Art Deco Painting by Spanish Artist Federico Beltrán MassesBlue Hour

Art Deco Painting by Spanish Artist Federico Beltrán MassesAllegory of Carmen, 1916

Art Deco Painting by Spanish Artist Federico Beltrán MassesWoman in Spanish Shawl, 1925

Art Deco Painting by Spanish Artist Federico Beltrán MassesPortrait of Elegant Woman, 1918

Art Deco Painting by Spanish Artist Federico Beltrán Masses

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistSelf Portrait

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistLa Maja Marquessa

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistThe Pearls

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistSpanish Beauty

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistMadame Bonnardel, Countess de Montgomery

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistDouglas Fairbanks Jr.

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistAutumn

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistSpring

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistSummer

Art Deco Painting by Federico Beltrán Masses Spanish ArtistWinter

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this beautiful painting !

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ever heard of this one: http://www.philippedesmedt.be/ ?

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
TopOfBlogs

Arts Blogs
Arts blog Blog Directory Free Website Directory