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Umbrella, Caio Fern, 2014, acrylic on canvas.


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.


Acrylic on canvas by Caio Fern 2000

Caio Fern – 2011

The Pictorial Consequence- more than one year later…. by Caio Fern

The Pictorial Consequence- more than one year later…. by Caio Fern

Yes, it has been more than one year…. 13 or 14 months I think ….. that I published The Pictorial Consequence. A book about my work from 1999 to early 2010. I like this book a lot, and many people did like it too because you can see all the pages for free but always appear someone that decides to buy it.
Among all my vast collection of books published ( 3 ) this has been my bestseller 🙂

If you don’t know yet check it out with no fear !
This is my Bookstore : it all for free, leave comments …. and maybe buy one copy!! why not !?

Painting = Silent Weapon – Winsor & Newton – Vintage Advertising Campaingns – ART AS SUBSTITUTE OF GOD !!!!!


Painting = Silent Weapon – Winsor & Newton – Vintage Advertising Campaingns – ART AS SUBSTITUTE OF GOD !!!!!

I found this article about vintage Winsor&Newton’s Campaign.
It is so appropriated, I really liked. I have used Winsor & Newton paint since 1999 and since 2000 exclusively this brand as I really care about posterity of the works and quality when painting. It made me glad to find this poster.
It is from the Second War ….. what makes sense…..
But makes me ask for how many generations have we been taught to believe that art can be used as weapon……
Isn’t this too common sense ? And for how long, centuries or decades have we believed that art can make real difference? Wasn’t like that at the beginning of the civilization and Art History.
Who has/had the interest to teach this and keep it alive? Why?
And why people believe that it is true? I learned this when was at the Kinder Garden already? Was I victim of brain wash? With what interest it was done to me? When it started?
And if it is all wrong? Why did the society started to substitute the idea that God, Moral and spirituality wasn’t the solution for Freedom or the Truth anymore but art and the men’s invention was ?
People that puts its faith on art isn’t different that people that puts its faith on science or money.

For how many years will I fight to clean the masonry and illuminati’s influence on the society for the last 4 centuries from my life, body, mind and soul ? I WANT TO GET RID OF THIS WORLD.

Caio Fern said…
paint this up… Linda !!!!

March 23, 2011 9:50 AM
Anne Huskey-Lockard said…
Hey Caio,

I’ve always felt people who are afraid of art are people who have a lie to tell and think an artist might portray the truth.
I am not saying art hasn’t been used as propaganda, but currently we are facing massive cut to the National Endowments for the Arts and Public Broadcasting, and certain political wanna-bes and pundits are *demonizing* the arts as a whole, and anything art related.
Well, maybe it’s because we don’t bow to their political, divisive whims. Maybe we have a little more intelligence~~maybe want an opposing viewpoint to be able to conscientiously consider before forming an opinion.
I have no answers other than the times I am living in are unkind to artists wanting to portray the truth of what is going on. Never thought I would see the day either…


March 23, 2011 10:05 AM
Caio Fern said…
Hello Anne !!!
i was only asking why we were taught to worthship art in general.

i think it is a little bit deeper than politics.
It is about spirituality.

March 23, 2011 10:12 AM
Caio Fern said…
other thing…. is another , totaly diferent subject to me … but here in Brazil government uses art for alienating the poor population.

March 23, 2011 10:14 AM
Anne Huskey-Lockard said…
Hmmm….that is sad and interesting that they do that with art. The business of art being only for the wealthy.
I don’t know why it is not an accessible item to everyone. There have been too many strings attached to the whole thing.
People need to just make art. And I agree–I think there is a particular spirituality to it, at least when I work. (an aside, my minister is having me speak to a confirmation class about Spirituality in Work….ought to be interesting…)
I wish there were no politics involved in it at all.
That’s a dream! 😉


March 23, 2011 10:20 AM
Caio Fern said…
that is a dream…
but for the last thousands of years art and politic = power… were always closed related. 99,9% of the masterpieces wouldn’t exist if the royal familys and richer familys weren’t behind suporting it production.

So we must to learn to deal with it and be ble to put our particular view of world, human being and feeling despite all the money and power involved.

even so all this only started, again, not for political issues… i was only asking why and how all the modern civilization substituted it real spiritual values for aesthetical values .

March 23, 2011 10:26 AM
Caio Fern said…
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”
William Faulkner

March 23, 2011 11:24 AM
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March 23, 2011 11:52 AM
Caio Fern said…
Christine Tarantino – NewNew Art –
This morning I was thinking about similar things. How as soon as I make a mark, that mark is dead. It no longer flows, it stops. I wonder if this is something artists might think about, ethically. Do you want the marks you make to really be there? And should all marks of art be beautiful? I say yes, to try is to aspire.

Caio Fern – Christine…if i don’t leave my work to posterity i feel no will to work….. my only need to to reach peoples the way artists of other centuries reached me.
it is more than reaching people from other cultures… i want to reach people from other times too…… this is eternity in art … this is a way of human being reachs some “material” ” phisical” and emotional eternity. about spiritual issues…..i don’t need art at all.
spiritual developing can be reached by itself .

but my work talks only about spirituall issues 😀

acrylic on canvas by Caio Fern 2011 – Down with the Myth.

acrylic on canvas by Caio Fern 2011 – Down with the Myth.

this is rare…I’ve been with this painting in mind for more than one week… as a matter of fact, before to start and finish the last one I already had this above all planed.
Sure that never gets as imagined…. as I have experience with this I never imagine too much, never get into details.
But what is rare is that when I paint I only get into the studio feeling like to paint but I never know what is going to happen there , i never make plans or develop an idea… things just happen…. but this one have born a time ago and I let it land as dust, before to work with.
What does it mean to me? Nothing, is a painting and never expected to be more than this. I painted listening sitcoms, so i was laughing. Pretty magic hein? wow, what inspired artist, hahahah! This is good…. to kill all these myths about an artist in the studio. Trust me , I wasn’t only snacking because I can’t hold food and paint at the same time and because I am a freak about cleansing near my works and material art supplies.
Even so I liked the final result and I think it pretty much express what I have lived these last weeks.
Hope you have enjoyed too.

Acrylic on canvas by CAIO FERN 2011.

Acrylic on canvas by CAIO FERN 2011.

Light, textures volumes … all by colors. I love this . How to talk about Truth creating an illusion? painting.
Painting this morning made me remember a lot when I used to go to Tate Gallery by walking from down town only to see those tiny colorful brush strokes. I think so unfair when people talk about the pre-raphaelites. They say very good things and all true but they only talk about the beauty of the scenes , the narrative characteristic of it .
William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner ….
They were all very very good painters with brilliant and beautiful pictorial solutions fir every detail of every work . Nobody says this .
I could never see all that by book. I had sympathy by these painters but never considered then great ones, only very good illustrators. Going to Tate i was convinced to totally change my mind. Their way to deal with the brush captivated my heart. It was love at the first sight, and second sight and after millions of sights later. “How can I live without then in my life”… I used to say knowing that would have to leave London one day.
The painting today brings some lesson I learned with those works even I have used a much thicker paint.
This is one of the things I love about painting , you can bring other cultures from distant times to your everyday life in a very authentic and exclusive way. Will always have a conversation with the best that have survived from the civilization.
An artist doesn’t need to fear or deny the past for creating an unique work. Denying all that you will only participate of a blind dance for ignorant people. Who wants that ?
I am still working the Sao Paulo’s light of noon have painted by photo because don’t want to stand under the sun with a mirror in front of me and having to hurry up before the light changes. I woke up early in the morning and went to studio to paint very calm, fresh and happy.
I have prayed so much for God gives me a good work. I’ve done this for my entire life but lately I’ve done with more intensity. After to finish I only say Thank You Sir and get happy.