Romantic portraits of children from Francisco Masseria.
After centuries of the history of art artist hard to find yourself and your unique style, especially not to become someone’s copy. In the early twentieth century, in the era of the development of abstract art, the Italian-born Francisco Masseria (1926-2002) was from the province Entire Rios (Argentina), managed to combine in his work the romantic realism with abstract expressionism. The synthesis of these two directions in art formed the basis of a unique creative finds a talented artist, where expressive method that reflects the emotional state of the author and the realism of the portraits themselves, intertwined in a single whole.
Still living with parents in Argentina, Francisco 13-year-old boy began to draw oil anywhere that is not learning. And in Europe, where he soon moved with his parents, fully demonstrated the talent of the painter. The first works were portraits of children, however, and all subsequent, throughout the creative journey.
When Royal Doulton, the famous English porcelain company, has released several decorative plates, depicting children’s portraits of the Masseria, the world learned of his great talent and his work is sought by collectors in every continent.
Creating portraits of children the artist never painted from nature. He allowed his creative imagination to create on canvas a unique image of the child, imbuing it with the spiritual-emotional content and rich inner world.
And complements the master General atmosphere of his paintings in the abstract-expressive method of image background space that is magically mesmerizing, and like a rainbow vortex, takes the viewer into the abyss of feelings and emotions experienced by the artist himself when creating his paintings.
In painting the images of the children in the paintings of artists appeared only a few centuries ago. Although before some masters of the portrait genre was trying to write kids, but it resembled a miniature copy of the adult enough. It is very difficult to convey curiosity, childlike, feature of character and opinion, which the child looks at the world. Francisco Masseria succeeded fully, his portraits are unique and inimitable.
Children are so charming and direct, that I want to capture them and joyful moments of their lives.
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