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Umbrella, Caio Fern, 2014, acrylic on canvas.


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am i back to painting? uhh, i sincerely don’t know.

i only wanted to do a nice ornament for the new umbrella box i bought yesterday,
it is made of wood and will be by the side of the front door, so i thought it would be a nice touch to paint an ornament to hang on the wall right upon it,
so i will see the real umbrellas’ handles and see the painting upon it and my eyes are going to have an umbrellas’ feast … isn’t it wonderful ?
the ornament by the side with flowers i copied from a dirndl i saw lately.
why women don’t wear dirndls all the time?
as the Welter Konig i will make a law demanding every women to only wear this.

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Caio Fern – 2011


The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) ~ The Finest Art Collection In South America


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The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) ~ The Finest Art Collection In South America

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artwork: The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP). Widely considered to be the finest art museum in the Southern Hemisphere. MASP has occupied the iconic concrete and glass structure designed by Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi since 1969.

The São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) is located on Paulista Avenue in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It’s well-known for its current home in a 1968 concrete and glass structure designed by Lina Bo Bardi, the main body of the building is supported by two lateral beams over a 74 meter freestanding space. The building is considered a landmark and a symbol of modern Brazilian architecture. MASP is internationally recognized for its collection of Western art, considered the finest in Latin America and indeed, the entire Southern Hemisphere. It also houses an impressive collection of Brazilian art, prints and drawings, as well as smaller collections of African and Asian art, antiquities, decorative arts, and others, amounting to almost 15,000 pieces. MASP also has one of the largest art libraries of the country. The museum’s history started in the 1940s. Assis Chateaubriand, founder and owner of Diários Associados (“Associated Dailies”), the largest media and press conglomerate of Brazil at the time, launched a campaign, with the bold intent of acquiring masterpieces to form an art collection of international standard in Brazil. Originally, he intended to locate the museum in Rio de Janeiro, but chose São Paulo where he believed it would be easier to gather the necessary funds, since the city was booming. At the same time, the European art market had been deeply influenced by World War II, making it possible to acquire fine artworks for reasonable prices. Chateaubriand recruited Pietro Maria Bardi, an Italian professor, critic and art dealer, to help him create a “Museum of Classical and Modern Art”. The museum was inaugurated and opened to the public on October 2, 1947, displaying the first acquisitions, including canvases by Picasso and Rembrandt on the first floor of the Associated Dailies headquarters. In the 1950s the museum expanded, creating the Institute of Contemporary Art (offering workshops of engraving, drawing, painting, sculpture, dance and industrial design), the Publicity School (presently the ‘Superior School of Propaganda and Marketing’), organizing debates about cinema and literature and creating a youth orchestra and a ballet company. Alongside the educational program, the museum expanded its collections and began to organize travelling exhibitions from the collection. Between 1953 and 1957, a selection of 100 masterpieces of the museum’s collection traveled throughout European museums, such as Musée de l’Orangerie (Paris) and the Tate Gallery (London). In 1957, the collection was displayed in the United States, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and in the Toledo Museum of Art. The following year, the museum’s holdings were presented in other Brazilian institutions, such as the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, in Rio de Janeiro. These exhibitions served to gain publicity for the fledgling museum, increasing attendance and providing funds for further expansion of the collection. It soon became clear that the museum needed its own, much larger site, and in the 1950s plans were drawn up to move into a purpose-built gallery on a site donated by the city council and Italian-born architect Lina Bo Bardi (wife of Pietro Maria Bardi) was commissioned to design the new building. The construction is considered to be unique worldwide for its peculiarity: the main body of the building stands on four lateral supporting pillars, creating a void underneath the building. Built between 1956 and 1968, the new museum was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The museum building has 13,000 sq. meters of floor space spread on five levels, including the permanent and temporary exhibition rooms, library, photo gallery, film gallery, video gallery, two auditoriums, restaurant, a store, workshop rooms, administrative offices and restoration facilities. More than 60,000 visitors a month make the MASP the most visited museum in São Paulo. Visit MASP’s website at …
The São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) is located on Paulista Avenue in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It’s well-known for its current home in a 1968 concrete and glass structure designed by Lina Bo Bardi, the main body of the building is supported by two lateral beams over a 74 meter freestanding space. The building is considered a landmark and a symbol of modern Brazilian architecture. MASP is internationally recognized for its collection of Western art, considered the finest in Latin America and indeed, the entire Southern Hemisphere. It also houses an impressive collection of Brazilian art, prints and drawings, as well as smaller collections of African and Asian art, antiquities, decorative arts, and others, amounting to almost 15,000 pieces. MASP also has one of the largest art libraries of the country. The museum’s history started in the 1940s. Assis Chateaubriand, founder and owner of Diários Associados (“Associated Dailies”), the largest media and press conglomerate of Brazil at the time, launched a campaign, with the bold intent of acquiring masterpieces to form an art collection of international standard in Brazil. Originally, he intended to locate the museum in Rio de Janeiro, but chose São Paulo where he believed it would be easier to gather the necessary funds, since the city was booming. At the same time, the European art market had been deeply influenced by World War II, making it possible to acquire fine artworks for reasonable prices. Chateaubriand recruited Pietro Maria Bardi, an Italian professor, critic and art dealer, to help him create a “Museum of Classical and Modern Art”. The museum was inaugurated and opened to the public on October 2, 1947, displaying the first acquisitions, including canvases by Picasso and Rembrandt on the first floor of the Associated Dailies headquarters. In the 1950s the museum expanded, creating the Institute of Contemporary Art (offering workshops of engraving, drawing, painting, sculpture, dance and industrial design), the Publicity School (presently the ‘Superior School of Propaganda and Marketing’), organizing debates about cinema and literature and creating a youth orchestra and a ballet company. Alongside the educational program, the museum expanded its collections and began to organize travelling exhibitions from the collection. Between 1953 and 1957, a selection of 100 masterpieces of the museum’s collection traveled throughout European museums, such as Musée de l’Orangerie (Paris) and the Tate Gallery (London). In 1957, the collection was displayed in the United States, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and in the Toledo Museum of Art. The following year, the museum’s holdings were presented in other Brazilian institutions, such as the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, in Rio de Janeiro. These exhibitions served to gain publicity for the fledgling museum, increasing attendance and providing funds for further expansion of the collection. It soon became clear that the museum needed its own, much larger site, and in the 1950s plans were drawn up to move into a purpose-built gallery on a site donated by the city council and Italian-born architect Lina Bo Bardi (wife of Pietro Maria Bardi) was commissioned to design the new building. The construction is considered to be unique worldwide for its peculiarity: the main body of the building stands on four lateral supporting pillars, creating a void underneath the building. Built between 1956 and 1968, the new museum was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The museum building has 13,000 sq. meters of floor space spread on five levels, including the permanent and temporary exhibition rooms, library, photo gallery, film gallery, video gallery, two auditoriums, restaurant, a store, workshop rooms, administrative offices and restoration facilities. More than 60,000 visitors a month make the MASP the most visited museum in São Paulo. Visit MASP’s website at … http://masp.art.br

The collection contains almost 10,000 pieces, mostly of Western art from the fourth century BC to today. The collections of French and Italian artworks are particularly strong. Italian artists are represented by Raphael, Botticelli, Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Perugino, Piero di Cosimo, Guido Reni and Guercino. Notable French works include paintings by François Clouet, Poussin, Jean-Marc Nattier, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec. MASP also has the complete collection of 73 sculptures by Edgar Degas as well as three of the artist’s paintings. Spanish Art is represented by El Greco, Francisco Goya and Diego Velazquez with British Artists include works from Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, John Constable, George Romney and J. M. W. Turner, among others (including a Winston Churchill oil painting “The Blue Room, Trent Park”). Among the works by Flemish, Dutch and German artists which are on show are paintings by Hieronymus Bosch, Memling, Cranach, Quentin Matsys, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Anthony van Dyck and Jan van Dornicke. American artworks in the collection include pieces by Torres Garcia, Diego Rivera, Siqueiros, Alexander Calder and among many Brazilian artists, including Frans Post, Victor Meirelles de Lima, Nicolas Antoine Taunay, Tarsila do Amaral, Nicola Antonio Facchinetti, Candido Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Anita Malfatti, Lasar Segall, Almeida Junior, Victor Brecheret and Flavio de Carvalho. Modern and contemporary works include paintings and drawings by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Modigliani, Matisse, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol and Jim Dine. MASP also have small but significant collections of African and Asian arts. The core collection also includes archaeological artifacts (Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman and pre-Colombian American), sculptures (including Rodin bronzes, pieces by Ernesto di Fiori and Victor Brecheret among others), drawings, prints, photographs, majolica (Italian pottery), as well as tapestries, clothing and design.

MASP have a large program of temporary exhibitions, featuring both works from their own collection and loan items. Amongst the former, a special exhibition of sculpture from the collection under the title “Fashionable Obsessions: Sculpture from the MASP Collection” (until March 27th 2011) features 50 works by masters of three-dimensional art from the 19th century to the present day (and a pair of Tang-dynasty Chinese terracotta warriors). Among works by Renoir, Degas, Brecheret, Felicia Leirner, Alexander Calder, Bruno Giorgi, Rodin, Arcangelo Ianelli, Duke Lee, Jim Dine and others, particular highlights include “Greta Garbo” by Ernesto de Fiori, “Venus” by Pierre Renoir, “14 year old dancer” by Edgar Degas, “Birds” by Wesley Duke Lee and “Winged Bicho” by Emanuel Araújo. Until May 1st 2011, “Brzilian Papers: The Art of Printmaking” features a selection of over 120 works by masters of the different techniques of engraving. “The Art of Printmaking” collects works by Volpi, Tarsila, Babinski, Samico, Manny Araujo, Gruber, Garden, Segall, Grassmann, Valentine, Hudinilson, Leirner and many others from the MASP collection. These works illustrate the history of printmaking in Brazil. An ongoing exhibitions “Gods and Madonas – The Art of the Sacred” features 40 works from the 14th to 19th centuries, including Andrea Mantegna’s “St. Jerome in the Wilderness”, on display for the first time since undergoing restoraration. Besides the museum, MASP is a cultural center that provides various activities to the public as an art school, workshops, dance performances, music and theater, lectures and debates, courses for teachers, among many other activities held throughout the year.

Among the sculptures stand out the marbles of the Greek goddess Higéia the fourth century BC and the collection of 73 sculptures by Degas, which can only be seen fully in the MASP, the Metropolitan Museum in New York or the Museum D’Orsay in Paris . Collections of prints, photographs, drawings, archeology, majolica, tapestries and European decorative arts, plus a large collection of kitsch pieces, are also part of the museum. The museum has broadened its collection through donations from individuals and partnerships with companies and institutions. Since 1990, it is considered essential to the exchange and partnership between museums in the world, is to upgrade skills or to restore our works. Responsibilities of the Department of Conservation and Restoration. The Department of Conservation and Restoration of MASP conservation, preservation and restoration of works belonging to the museum, as well as assist in the conservation area for temporary exhibitions from other museums or institutions. Whereas the museum’s works are stored, displayed and transported in accordance with international museums, the department of conservation and restoration develops an important role in preventive conservation, treatment and safety of the collection. The mission of MASP is to “encourage, promote and sustain, by all means at its disposal, the arts in general and in particular the visual arts, promoting the development and cultural improvement

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acrylic on canvas by Caio Fern 2011


Acrylic on Canvas by Caio Fern 2011 – Eu Voo pro Ceu


acrylic on canvas by Caio Fern 2011
Eu Voo pro Ceu

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acrylic on canvas by Caio Fern 2011


Let me complain about the colors again that on this photo doesn’t have half of the colors I painted …. i tried so much to take a good and faithful photo…. such unfair.
hahah!!! complaining about the colors of my photos is becoming a tradition .
– What have you painted, Caio ?
– ahhhhhh,,,,,hummmmm…. I have no idea sir !
– Why did you do this ?
– I sincerely don’t know …. The only thing I knew this morning is that I wanted something that could surprise me . … TA DAAAA !!!!!

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Beautiful Decay magazine talking about Caio Fern