Mario Bellesso found Bellart in 1985. The ability to show light as a unique art takes its origin from passion to a special beauty, from aspiration to open a true aesthetics of a mysterious substance that changes all around and creates an affecting inner atmosphere. Mario Bellesso didn’t work with the external shapes or just with certain material, he worked with a special substance – it was light. He wanted to see its pure shape that could be revealed in various images. Bellart personifies a unique art that tells us a significant story without any word. In this story “live” sculptures were not made of stone that doesn’t need any sounds to hear the rhythms of silence… Bellart personifies a wonderful art to reveal a pure shape of light, creating new luminous worlds or even “new lightening myths”, which inner space provokes us to charming emotions.
Amazing Bellart lamps were created in love to a unique aesthetics of lighting poetry. Bellart lamps are created for those, who look to the “inner side” of beauty, but not to its external shapes. Following the authentic handicraft traditions, craftsmen reproduce all the delicate details, subtle colour shades and some play of the light reflections, where mysterious images of the lightening myths appear. Bellart is more than “belle art” of light…
Bellart style personifies Italian culture and takes its origin from Italian heritage – “simply and only Italian”. Bellart style has a timid image of the past, that “had moulded over centuries through the Caravaggio’s chromatism, Leonardo’s intuition and the Michelangelo’s plasticity”. This “has refined itself, following the courses of modern and contemporary art with Boccioni, Morandi, Vedova…”. Bellart style is an expression of certain individual taste and a pure luxury in the authentic tradition.
Pure Luxury Collection by Bellart
A “pure luxury” reveals with non-trivial images in Bellart art that becomes a special world, which is full of the exotic scenes, timid mysteries and an ephemeral beauty. Design of “Scuba” lamp represents an emotion that appears from the depth of sea. Delicacy of decorative elements was inspired by fantastical floral shapes. Due to a perfect handicraft all the glass details come “alive” in these amazing sea landscapes. Structural elements have sinuous lines that “creep away” in a free movement, keeping all the subtle luminous leaves that are made of transparent or white glass. It seems that all this composition comes “alive” due to play of light reflections and a true delicacy that was inspired by nature.
Design of “Musa” lamp becomes an artistic realization of the idea about a subtle beauty, as if it seems to be lightness of a feather. In the Bellart world beauty becomes an ephemeral fantasy, that’s why an image of a peacock was used for the representation of this idea. These delicate decorative elements are merged in a fantasy and “live” movement of light. Structure elements are made of chromed metal or decorated with a golden leaf, and murano glass details are handmade and decorated with craquelé.
A silhouette of “Vogue” lamp was based on the searching of a perfect shape. Following Bellart conception a circle has an ideal geometry: “the circle has always been considered as a charming geometric shape, that greatly inspires man’s imagination”. That’s why the construction of “Vogue” lamp is based on the glass rings united in the center, where a source of light is placed. “Flair” wall lamp is one more model, which form is based on geometry of the circle. The main idea of its design is to show us some lightness of light, as if it could be subtle or intangible. This simple but a modern design differs by its own individual style and it completes perfectly any interior.
“Alaska” wall light panel is one of the most uncommon compositions by Bellart. Its design seems to be a canvas with a shape of rhomb, and it is made of lots small rhomb elements. Each detail of this composition is handmade of glass, and in the center of its white background we can see light red colour shade. An amazing play of light and reflections reveals due to the relief surfaces of the glass elements and contrast colour tints.
Pure Trends Collection by Bellart
We can see exquisite combinations of materials, a synthesis of new shapes and a true Italian elegancy in Pure Trends Collection by Bellart. Delicate details are made of forged metal, and they become the main feature of “Venezia” chandelier. A subtle image of a virgin beauty appears in amazing Bellart world – in the fluent curves of lines, delicate glass decorations and in the timid twinkling of Swarowski crystal tear-drops. The sources of light are “hidden” behind the weightless lampshades made of organza.
Design of “Dream” lamp represents the scene where an affecting play of light creates a charming dream. An ephemeral mist, almost imperceptible contours, a true delicacy of the details and soft contrasts – all these nuances create a chaotic and complicated, but at the same time the most beautiful composition.
Curved elements of the forged elements could be painted in a deep black colour or they are made of the chromed metal, and the lampshades are made of organza in a mysterious dark colour shade. Among lots of the curved details we can see delicate decorations: these are beads, that make a balance for the whole composition wonderfully.
“Fullmoon” lamp differs by an unusual design and has its own individual style that could find its completeness in different contexts. An external construction of this lamp consists of a few lampshades made of the organza and placed vertically. A “live” sense of rhythm and a special dynamics reveals due to the contrast colour stripes and different diameter. We can see exquisite decorations between the lampshades: these are tiny Swarowski crystals, which twinkling makes an emphasis on a fascinating play of the contrasts and proportions, completing the whole composition with the harmonic “notes”.
Design of “Casino” chandeliers combines the authentic elements of Venetian aesthetics with a modern eclecticism. Among the forged lines of its structure we can see not only traditional lampshades made of the dark organza, but there are also subtle “veils” that are made of the myriads falling decorative beads. So, a unique lighting effect appears: a soft and muffled light is combined with “live” twinkling due to the various textures of the materials.
Pure Traditions Collection by Bellart
A delicate artistic touch, unique silhouettes of nature and a timid fantasy – turn a pure shape of light into “Pure Traditions” Collection by Bellart. An affecting and subtle composition of “Rose” lamp was inspired by a subtle aesthetics of beautiful flowers. Delicate lines of its structure reproduce very accurately a chaotic movement of the curved stalks. Shapes and textures of the glass flowers reproduce some fragility and weightlessness of the real petals. But when light “comes alive” inside these petals, the whole composition becomes an ephemeral silhouette from the wonderful world of Bellart.
Design of “Ametista” lamp personifies an image of the evening fantasy. Subtle contours of a strange flower stream down, revealing a mysterious silhouette… Among the curved stalks and wonderful leaves we can see closed buds, where the sources of light are hidden. A noble platinum colour shade was used for finishing of the general structure. Decorative elements can be made in reddish or violet colour shades, and glass elements are decorated with craquelé.
Design of “Sirio” lamp reproduces an image of a light material, as if it is streaming with the wind. Unusual play of perception appears due to such an amazing using of the materials: as though glass is turned into a subtle fabric. Abstract elements are made of white glass and they are decorated with spontaneous drawings and golden leaf. The whole composition is completed with elegant forged details.
In Bellart world light becomes a special substance, which pure shape could be realized in various images, and it could be also revealed in any art. This could be a light sculpture or music of light with live rhythms, an amazing scene of the “light myths” or poetry of light… Design of “Poême” lamp personifies poetry of light. Its general composition looks like timeless rolls that were made of the subtle glass. Their movement is spontaneous and it radiates an amazing luminescence.
Scene of an amazing Bellart lightening poetry shows us this spontaneous movement of subtle curves of the special substance in its pure shape. It shows us a special moment in its true beauty – eternity…