Cristina Maya Caetano


plastic artist and writer

Artwork Comments

 

of International Trustees and Galleries

 

CLAUDIA – ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK – MANHATTAN (USA).
“WWe have interest in your work and the possibility of having some of your latest work to features in our ongoing, and upcoming projects including our exhibitions and creative events. After an extensive review of your work, we believe you are an ideal curatorial fit for our projects”.
August 2018

JAMES OUTHWAITE – CREATIVPAPER PUBLICATIONS( UK).
“We think your art is fantastic and it would be a perfect fit for CreativPaper.
We only work with artist who we 100% believe in”.
May 2018

CORINNA STEINER – STEINER GALLERY, VIENNA. (AUSTRIA).
“I like your work and would fancy an exhibition of your art at our gallery”
April 2018

VERONICA WEINBERG – EDITORIAL ASSISTANT FROM CONTEMPORARY ART CURATOR MAGAZINE.
“Having given consideration to your artwork it is the editorial team’s great pleasure to invite you to have your work included in the ‘100 Artists of the Future’ Art Book.”
April 2018

ELF AVERT –IN THE ARTICLE “ ATIM’S TOP 60 MASTERS 2018” MAGAZINE, PAGE 121. NEW YORK (USA).
“Diving us into her world of color, Cristina Maya Caetano creates elaborate, complex works that focus on the visual power of color and the multitude of interwoven patterns on the canvas. The colors that she uses is a balance between warmer and cooler tones, an element that promotes harmony on the canvas. She chooses to group the differing tones in pairs, creating flow between them. It is an element enhanced by the floral and slightly abstract patterns of the works, something evident in paintings like “Roses Of The Soul For You” and “The Other Light”. The final visual outcome of the pieces has a diverse conceptual background rooted in the complexity of the forms and patterns that Caetano introduces in her work. Her pieces refer to spirituality, joy, and tranquility above all else, avoiding stressful or grim concepts. Broad lines and a playful characterization of her subjects create a blended scope of imagery and storytelling.”
April 2018

ARTTOUR INTERNATION TEAM . NEW YORK (USA)

“Cristina Maya Caetano, a contemporary artist who utilizes a combination of painting and illustration in her artistic process, connected to her roots in Portugal”.

January 2018

MARA CAMPANER – ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE “SEI L’ARTE” (ITALY)

“I have seen your artworks and are very interesting  for the Dolomite Art Fair”.

January 2018

SABRINA REEVES – ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK  (USA)

“Your work is an aesthetic that resonated  strongly both with myself and our curators, not only because of your strength of vision, but also because your concepts align with the exhibitions themes”.

December 2017

DINO MARASÀ – INTERNATIONAL ART CRITIC. STUDIO BYBLOS (PALERMO, ITALY)

“The chromatic alphabet of Cristina Maya Caetano is brilliant and made of bright colours. Her  faces, always expressive, well agree with the pictorial narration and transmit us joy and positivity. She has a rainbow of sensations and vibrant romanticism that is pleasing to the spectator”. (Art Book “Polychromia International”).

November 2017

VINCENZO NOBILE – ART DIRECTOR NAG ART GALLERY (PIETRASANTA, ITALY)

“High aesthetic sense and capacity of expression in a vastness form of art.”

December 2017

“We are contacting you after have seen your works at the Florence Biennale and we have been fascinated about your poetry, language and techniques”.

26 November 2017

BLANCA L. – ART CURATOR . GALERIA DE ARTE GAUDI. (MADRID, SPAIN)

“I loved your full expressive and colourful artwork”.

6 November 2017

 

MARIA STELLA – REPRESENTATIVE AGORA GALLERY (NEW YORK, USA)
“I came across your artwork online and I was impressed”.
7 November 2017
   

 

DEBORAH MAGGIOLO – ART CURATOR.  M.A.D. GALLERY (MILAN, ITALY).

“Disclosing itself as an atypical kind of mandala or arabesque pattern, this artwork wants to a convey a very simple yet important message. Using art as the privileged medium to directly reach the heart of her interlocutors, the artists incites them to be free, resorting to some peculiar symbols such as a horse and a butterfly which are commonly associated with the idea of freedom. The elements of the composition, gracefully blending with the winding background, tends to conceal themselves to a negligent eye. Among them, in the centre of the canvas we identify a violin key, expressly referring to the musical universe and conveying the artwork an even greater sense of movement and global harmony. As music flows freely in the ether, disseminating in space and time, we are invited to let our real essence be transmitted in the same way, projecting our  interiority in our actions and behaviours  without any fear. We must let shine our true colours, as recalled by the lyres of famous song by Cindy Lauper. We must set free our true soul, being ourselves without worrying too much about others  judgement, that will always be there in any case, we must learn not limit our potential but instead to listen to our heart and let us be guided by it. This flamboyant colourful arrangement recalls the smooth and charming curved shapes of the Art Noveau mode, which was properly inspired by natural structures; in some ways, it may also be visually associated with the style of Georgina O´Keeffe for the fluidness and softness that its brilliant  colour palette do transmit, vibrant notes instilling vitally and energy to the composition.  Using colour in the expressionist manner, Cristina Maya Caetano features all the coloristic range of the rainbow including all the nuances of the human soul, that here appear to be like shaken by the wind of freedom. This painting invites us to release ourselves from the insecurities we have regarding our person by giving us positivity and spiritual calm and putting us in touch with our deeper self. It kind of leads us to an internal purification and showing us the beauty of our soul and of the outside world, here representing by the symbol of flowers, it helps us to better appreciate life and the surrounding reality”. (Opinion about Cristina painting “Free in Being”).

October 2017 

ELMADANI BELMADANI – CURATOR AND PLASTIC ARTIST (MAROCCO)

“Cristina is a Portuguese artist her style is abstract, is trying to express with colors often limited to three choices which gives a color appearance close to each other to provide a rich and bright range. Cristina tries to show us some abstract paintings with brushstrokes slight, colors mingle on the canvas in order to give a little light of her dark backgrounds, this illusion of colors lets us a look for what she wants to express emotions and joys with a poetic way”. (in the Art Book “World Masters Of Contemporary Art – Taza Biennials since 2014” – page 54)

October  2017

 

CHIARA BURDO – ART CURATOR.  M.A.D. GALLERY (MILAN, ITALY).

“Two flamingos are those who stand in front of the entrance of that secret depth of nature, as they were security guards, always read to defend it. Flowers are what there are on the other side of that opening spot, symbol of life, producing pollen important for the ecosystem fundamental for feeding bees, they are like mothers that every day look after their babies. It is a clear scream to come back to the origin, where all it is planned and well protect thanks to the order of nature, and nothing is left to the chance. A combination of curve lines and bold colours are predominant in this oil painting. A recall to the Art Nouveau when Artists drew inspiration from both organic and geometric forms, evolving elegant designs that united flowing, natural forms resembling the stems and blossoms of plants. When industrial production was, at that point widespread, and yet the decorative arts were increasingly dominated by poorly-made objects imitating earlier periods. A scream of help to abandon a mass society and products, where everything is the same for everyone. A cry for art, to re-establish a world of creative minds, to the diverse; expressed by the use of bold colours quoting the artist Edvard Munch, a perfect connection between Art Nouveau and Expressionism with his use of biomorphic lines and wild and contrasting hues”. (opinion about Cristina painting “Windows of Ascension”).

October 2017 

 

FLAVIO DE GREGORIO – ACCADEMIA SANTA SARA (ALEXANDRIA, ITALY)

“The painter Cristina Maya Caetano in 2017 was awarded by the Academy of Santa Sara in Alexandria (Italy) and mentioned in the golden book of Academy of Santa Sara. Premio Cittadella 2017. “Lively signs and happy colors make part of  the painting created by the Portuguese painter Cristina Maya Caetano. The poetic dictation of her conscience, always tends to move cognitively in the visually intimate world, from whose responses the scenic attention is drawn to the objective peculiarities of fauna. It is a beautiful and cool painting in one chromatic purity, defined in the tone by an intense poetic vocation, which reinforces the sense of life, predisposing the evocative world into a picturesque theatricality conforming to the palpitating and reactive communicative power of the painter”.  (in Catalog “Premio Cittadella”- accademia Santa Clara. Page 8). Inglese translation of the original.

September 2017 

DINO MARASÁ – INTERNATIONAL ART CRITIC.  STUDIO BYBLOS (PALERMO, ITALY)
“Christina is a real, valid, wonderful artist which suggests emotion and poetry”.

17 – 06-2017

PAOLO LEVI – INTERNATINAL ART CRITIC. DIRECTOR OF EA ( ITALY)

“Communicative ability that overcomes visual and life boundaries to the harmonious creations of universal messaging, An art that reveals the creativity of the artist and the intimate impulses of her soul”.  Inglese translation of the original.

Palermo, March 2017

 

ELENA GOLLINI – INTERNATINAL ART CRITI AND JOURNALIST. ( ITALY)

“Il mondo exspressivo di Cristina Maya Caetano trova linfa e vigore vitale nell’ancestrale ed eterno rapporto tra uomo-essenz esistenza. Le place spaziare tra forma, segno e materia, in a fusione pittorica sui generis, che unisce e fonde insieme mente e spirito, ragione e passione. La sua ricerca si alimenta sul significato delle radici dell’uomo e si focalizza sul senso dell’essere e dell’esistere con un clorollario di allusioni e rimandi subliminali, che lo spettatore deve saper cogliere e comprendere con acuta perspicacia, senza limitarsi ad una visione superficiale e solo estetica. Nella sua pittura l’estemporaneità raggiunge livelli alti e nell’incontro tra azione e pensiero si coniuga con un’originale sintesi narrativa. L’amore per il mondo naturale si impone con forza e ne sottolinea l’intento di sostenere un proprio ideale, di avere un ruolo ben inquadrato, seguendo un percorso artistico coerente e consapevole. Il sua intensa potere evocativo infonde voce e forma al pensiero creativo, lo innerva di slancio vibrante e di vita propria e lo trasforma in una sfaccettato e variegato “diario pittorico”.

New York, March 2017

 

CRISTINA MADINI  –  FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ROSSOCINABRO GALLERY (ROME, ITALY).

“I have seen and I liked your works by visiting website. I invite you to consider the opportunity to exhibit in RossoCinabro gallery in Rome, some work in residence for several months”.

February 2017

 

CARLOTTA BIFFI – ART CURATOR.  M.A.D. GALLERY (MILAN, ITALY).

“A stormy whirl of strong colours breakes in the canvas, purposely taking possession of the composition and, at the same time, establishing a new order of space. The colour, in its bare and naked form, seems to be the leading actor of an happening taking place just in front of our eyes. It spreads and it becomes clotted, it flutters in air and it anchors to the ground, it dance in space and it shuts itself up; in the end, from the vibrant stream of colour rises up the form. Wavering between Formalism and Abstract painting, Cristina Maya Caetano introduces us into a spiritual way to approach colour, which she uses in order to realize a deep, joyful, highly meaningful image. The same title “Embrace your inner beauty”, offer us a sense of steady optimism, enriched by the traditional symbols of beauty handed down by the Western culture; the peacock, the rose and the butterfly, and yet, as soon as we come aware of their presence, colour is already dissolving them into a never-ending whirl, as the silent master of a world taking place just behind the canvas surface”.

January 2017

 

FRANCISCO TORRALBA  – INTERNATION ART CRITIC.  ESPACIO 120 (BARCELONA, SPAIN)

“I have known your work recently and it is of high quality and artistic creativity”.

January 2017

 

SANDRO SERRADIFALCO – PUBLISHER DIRECTOR EA (ITALY)

“La Potenza espressiva di Cristina Maya Caetano é altamente tangible in ogni sua opera. I suoi lavori sono carichi di una valenza surreale. Tra astratto e figurative, sono immagini che testimoniano il suo mondo interior fatto di colore, felicità, energia vitale: una dimensione sospesa e atemporale che nell’immaginaginario commune ricirda atmosphere New Age. Le sue opera sono omaggi alla natura rigogliosda e selvaggia e al popolo che la abita. Visioni e immagini, rese con un linguaggio ormai ben consolidato che la contraddistingue. Lo spettatore si distacca dalla realità e, per lunghi e intensi attimi, si sente trasportato in una dimensione parallela al reale, dimemsione che fa parte del mondo della fantasia di ognuno di no. Dipingere per Cristina Maya Caetano è manifestazion di sentimenti e di lode alla natura, attraverso una valida resa cromatica. Un continuo canto alle belezze del creato, di lirico trasporto emozionale da cui emerge lo spessore del talent dell’artista” (about cristina’s painting “The brightness of new age”, in catalog “Contemporanei nella città degli Uffizi”,  194 page).

Florence, November 2016

 

SALVATORE RUSSO – INTERNATIONAL ART CRITIC (ITALY)

“Chromatic twists make every work of Cristina Maya Caetano a veritable magical garden. in the works of the artist dominates the color which takes the form of a large rainbow, that aims to make the life of man a real achievable dream” (about cristina’s painting “The brightness of new age”, in Art Book, “The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2016”,  157 page).

Vienna, November 2016

 

BARBARA ROMEO – CRITICO E STORICO DELL’ARTE. EA EDITORE ( ITALY)

“Her art carries high artistic, cultural and aesthetic values, as well as the indisputable technical skill of working and studying in depth that makes her work admissible and worthy of note”. Inglese translation of the original.

November 2016

 

 

MAD GALLERY TEAM (ITALY)

“Cristina with her artwork “Superação Da Mente” creates a multi-sensory experience, where the colours flows like flames and define the features of faces. The expressiveness of tones and the neatness of forms increase the spirituality of composition arousing an ancestral and familiar sense of unnatural which seems to be buried in own mind”.

October 2016

 

DINO MARASÁ – INTERNATIONAL ART CRITIC, in ART BOOK POLYCROMIA. STUDIO BYBLOS (PALERMO, ITALY)

“Cristina Maya Caetano is a painter that stimulates those who come into contact with her paintings which are unique and sometimes conflicting emotions. She is equipped with a strong personality, the Portuguese artist is sober and of great refinement, and she can convey effectively the various shades of color. And if the spirals with which transfigures her inner world express a subtle metaphor of human life, some special tensions are also from her figurative subjects that emerge from the chromatic magma”.

October 2016

 

MAD GALLERY TEAM (ITALY)

“Cristina is a portoguese artist that gives us colorful artworks with sinuous lines that bring us in a colorful nature”

September 2016

 

CHANTAL LORA – MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MONTEOLIVETO GALLERY (NICE, FRANCE/ NAPLES, ITALY)

“We have found interesting on art sites your works of graphic and illustration and your particular artistic path”.

30 August 2016

“Cristina, let me congrats you for the great work and  the various types of art works full of great feelings you realize.”

1 September 2016

 

VIRGINIA ANGIUS –  ART CURATOR.  M.A.D. GALLERY (MILAN, ITALY).

“Portuguese artist Cristina Maya Caetano means eclecticism, not only because of her ability in combining surrealistic contents and psychedelic painting technique, that we observe in her oil painting, but because of her multiple sources of inspiration and expression, mainly coming from nature, human feelings, and her own poetry. Roses of the soul for you perfectly explain her inclusive art: a natural theme is reinvented in a surreal way to be offered to the viewer as a gift, disclosing the importance of the linkage between the artist’s inner soul and its visual expression, through which she is able to offer to any viewer a hint about her dreams and beliefs”.

September 2016

 

FLAVIO DE GREGORIO –  CRITICO D’ARTE. ACCADEMIA SANTA SARA (ITALY)

“I am pleased to announce to you that I have seen your artistic work through biography at” YOO ART. I consider the validity of your work of art, both in aesthetic quality and emotional depth”. Inglese translation of the original.

Alessandria, 8 August 2016

 

EA ART CRITICAL TEAM (ITALY)

“The creativity of Maya Cristina Caetano finds its natural translation in an abstract painting characterized by vibrant chromaticities, which run into an addictive tonal rhythm. Vivid chromium transmutes the real one, which loses its recognizability in favor of a profound poetic lyrical pervading all his work. Her mark is incisive, highlighting an uninterrupted emotional flow that can carry the observer to the vast spiritual world of the artist”. Inglese translation of the original.

August 2016

 

OLLIE MORRIS- EDITORIAL ASSISTANT (USA)

ART ARENA NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“Our editorial criteria for selection is specific to artists whose visual style forms a global scope, and whose work is able to speak and resonate with a wider audience. After extensive review of your work we believe you are an ideal fit because it speaks to two styles of both contemporary and classic art values”.

27 August, 2016

 

PAOLO LEVI – INTERNATINAL ART CRITIC. DIRECTOR OF EA ( ITALY)

“The luminosity and the warmth of the South American country live in the works of Maya Cristina Caetano, who stated in their declared expression of bright and vibrant colors, chosen by participants with intimate lyricism to the moods of his land. The artist creates a complex design, constructed of a myriad of sharply contoured color notches, but perfectly harmonized, fragments of space that can accommodate the color with its vitality, spread with a grace, capable of generating a dual effect of intensity and transparency which recalls the Art Nouveau glass windows. They are windows on the soul, emotional mosaics that combine tradition and modernity, landing in a deliberately perspectival compositional solution, and immediate visual impact. The intricate maze of signs conveys a vague sense of estrangement and silent suspension, waiting to unspecified events”. Inglese translation of the original.

Palermo, July 2016

“Sensitive interpreter of the world, capable of capturing every symbolic visual emotion through works that reveal a spontaneous creativity and an intense artistic investigation. An art that brings back the most deeper feelings of the soul”. Inglese translation of the original.

Palermo, June 2016

 

ALICE – CURATOR OF ART AT INTERARTEX (SWEDEN)

“ I watched some of your works, and I found them very engaging.”

15 April, 2016

 

DOTT CHIARA SACCANI – ART CRITIC (ITALY)

“Creativity, sensibility and poetry: “superação da mente”, surpassing the mind.  The Portuguese artist puts beautifully on canvas her deepest being and her cognition of reality, in a sea of waves and color”.

March 2016

 

MATT BENSON – ASSISTANT CURATOR WORLD WIDE ART BOOKS (USA)
“I came across your art though the site of Florence Biennale and I liked it so I would like to invite you to submit your portfolio for inclusion in Current Masters, International Contemporary Masters and Important World Artists  three leading juried annual art publications presenting noteworthy artists and photographers from all over the world”.

15-03-2016 

 

ROSI RANERI – INTERNATIONAL CURATOR (ITALY/ENGLAND)

“I have been able to admire your pictorial production, congratulations. I would be happy to have it on display”.  Inglese translation of the original.

19-02-2016

 

SALVATORE COSTANTINO – PROF. DR. DR. (ITALY)

“Cristina Maya Caetano organizes a pictorial warp, using generous strokes of color that are signs themselves. “Being Free”, the aspiration to become free, it is not just the title of this work, but also it is the central theme of the painting exhibition. Freedom means a willingness to break the mold and the constraints imposed by the past and by the social environment in which one is born and lives. Breaking the “bars of the cage of the mind” , this is instead the message underlying this narrative fantastic and allusive painting. A strong smile welcomes the longed freedom, which is masterfully rendered as a metaphor from a fantasy world that is color, flower, music, woman with auburn hair and fairytale animal”.

Palermo, January 2016

 

CATERINA RANDAZZO – STORICO AND CRITICO D’ARTE. EA EDITORE (ITALY)

“Beautiful paintings!”

November 30, 2015

 

 RICCARDO BALDELLI – CURATOR INTERNATIONAL. INTERARTEX.  (SWEDEN)

“The work of Cristina show in their soft colors in the technical capacity, an atmosphere of dreams and childhood (like the paintings “Love to Life”, ”Pure Essence”, “Roses of soul for you”).

November 24, 2015

 

SALVATORE RUSSO – INTERNATIONAL ART CRITIC (ITALY)

“Cristina Maya Caetano comes to draw up her own linguist writing. Her own alphabet of signs with which to express the complexity of its contents. At the center of each representation is placed survey intended to reveal what is hidden. Her composition is full of sign which cover the pictorial space as the weave a patch-work, recomposing itself in the consistent elaboration of a figural narration often enigmatic. Caetano is expressing through a new visual language. Her works describe inner landscapes, strong emotional upheavals that the artist shares with the observer. Through this great complexity of thought, Cristina redefines he concept of sign in personal key, generating some real visual masterpieces.  The linguist plot of Caetano is very complex. A story that accompanies the observer in his long journey. A journey that leads him to know fantastic stories. Stories to listen in silence and with great attention”. (in Art Book “Segnalati 2015”, 29-32 page).

Edinburgh, November 2015

“A true chromatic rainbow, this painting of the artist Cristina Maya Caetano. A rainbow capable to describle the sound of color, This painting is characterized by the great harmony, with the artist traces the contours of the figures. A silent harmony, which in reality makes listening with the force of its voice”. (about cristina’s painting “Rainbow of the soul”, in Art Book, “The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2015”,  242 page)

Edinburgh, November 2015

 

 MARTINA CALIRI – ART CRITIC (ITALY)

“The work of Caetano is a feast of color and form, whose inspiration almost carnival,  triggers in the bystander mechanism for research to find the formula that reveal the message of work. Originality and character, make the work of artist a valid and clear sign of how the contemporary art is growing”.  In the EA Art magazine – Effetto Art. ARTIST PER L ‘UNICEF. September / October 2015. EA Editore, page 101 (About Cristina’s painting “Ethereal Creatures”).  Inglese translation of the original.

Palermo, October 2015

 

HEINZ PLAYNER – CURATOR, ART CRITIC, DIRECTOR OF PAKS GALLERY (AUSTRIA)

“PAKS Gallery Curators team have seen your artworks and find it interesting for Exhibition in our Gallery. We find that your artworks match to our concept and will be interest for our audience”.

20-07-2015

 

ZINA BERCOVICI INTERNATIONAL ART CURATOR  

“Beautiful art you have. Congratulations”.

06-12-2015

“We want congratulating you, Cristina Maya Caetano  for the quality of your works. We sow your art works in MIAMI ART EXPO 2015 and  been fascinated by your personal, refined and evocative art research very closed to abstract where the interaction of spaces, forms and colours connection create such an intense and emotional results able to go beyond the physical limits of the canvas . I’m looking for vitality, experimentation, multicoloured yet harmonious pattern, freedom of thought, purity of expression and, above all, and I reckon your art will bring new and creative stimulation among this show. International Art Zina is pleased to invite you to the Winter Salon – Strasbourg 2015 – International Contemporany Art Exhibition, which will bring artists around the word and their works. Congratulations you for the quality of your works”.

14-06-2015

 

AUGUSTO SANTOS – SPECIALIST ART (PORTUGAL)

“The World of Maya, the world of imagination, the imaginary tales of dreams, a new world. It is observed intensity in the works, but an intensity revealed gently in the color combination in its color palette of waveforms that transmit us the imaginary. The traces show the base something “Naif” in the sense of being free, not being bound by rules or conventions of art, Which is great as it is creative, is new, is fresh. The paintings convey us this way so an imaginary world, as a child, where freedom of colors and forms in the free our thoughts. An artist to follow, very good, very fresh”.

Porto, 14-06-2015

 

JAVIER RAMIREX –  DIRECTOR OF MARZIA FORZEN GALLERY (GERMANY)

“Congratulations for your wonderful and powerful artworks. It’s  really  interesting  code  to read. “

April 7, 2015

 

JULIETTE TOWNSEND – MANAGING EDITOR & CURATOR OF ART PLATFORM NYC (USA) 

“In the art works of Cristina there was something intense and poetic in the sensibilities. I manage to say Cristina have something very different”

New York, 3 – 01 – 2015

 

AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY (NEW YORK)  

“Our noteworthy Curatorial Review Committee was most impressed by Cristina superb oeuvre such as “OPEN HEART which resonates with a profound visual narrative as Cristina reveal the invisible within the visible. The spiritual artistic journey that Cristina portray in her stellar oeuvre was quite impressive and was a triumph of personal expression. “LOVE TO LIFE “ generated a profound sense of symbolism while reflecting a universal message.  We salute Cristina on her aesthetically absorbing oeuvre which reverberates with a dynamic textural sense and powerful visceral shapes.  We were enthralled by the emotive quality of “CREATIVE ETHERIC which reflects Cristina fine talent and vibrant visual intensity of colors. Cristina compelling HERE & THERE” conveys her unique artistic vision of capturing the impalpable as her seize the essence of the emotional and physical experience”.

Chelsea 2- 11 – 2014

 

DINO MARASÀ –  INTERNATIONAL ART CRITIC. STUDIO BYBLOS (PALERMO, ITALY)

“Cristina Maya Caetano stylized flowers in chromatic volume and signical. They become through an emotional world made of pure instinctual emotions perceived by the artist”. (about the painting that Cristina exposes in the Louvre “AUTUMNAL FLOWERS”). Book of Artists Carrousel Du Louvre in 2014, EA Editore, page 172.

Palermo, October 2014

 

SALVATORE RUSSO – INTERNATIONAL ART CRITIC  (ITALY)

“Cristina Maya Caetano: – The Queen of Eden

The art of Cristina Maya Caetano is divided into three strands: illustrations, oil on canvas and “Little Fairy Lotus”, or a series made by the artist using a mixed technique, together with the oil on canvas. The worlds narrated by Maya, are an enchanted land. Hers, is a painting that I would say it belongs to the genre of fables. Fairytales come to life in the enchanting world of Caetano. A world in which we find birds, live in the heavenly Paradise. Her illustrations are born from the same writings that the artist processes. The great skill of Cristina Maya Caetano is that she has been able to create her own alphabet, composed of form and color, with which she expresses her most intimate thoughts. Those who are close to these works are struck by an eternal light; a light that approaches to the divine salvation. The Portuguese artist specializes in her painting, in stories for children and fairy tales. The fairy tales are stained with the magical colors. The artist, through her poetic romantic, recounts the most wonderful stories that can ever be told. The oil paintings, on the other hand, are made on the basis of her poems. With great stylistic elegance, Maya, achieves the perfect sonnet. A sonnet consisting of 14 verses, two quatrains and two tercets, which make every visual poetry, a true harmony. The compositions of oil on canvas of the artist have the stylistic elegance of a ballet of modern dance and the majestic elegance of a piece of classical music. The artist vanquishes the shadows of the darkness, and goes in search of the light. Each of her works is a concrete example, of the victory of good against evil. The armies of good fight their eternal battle against the monsters of the psyche, and it always emerge winners. Of great critical interest, is the loaf, which the artist dedicates to the series “Little Fairy Lotus”.  A small fairy lives in the lotus flower, always the subject of mystery. The lotus flower is often depicted as a flower of gold with thousand petals, and is the symbol of feminine grace and fertility. The Egyptian lotus flower is often represented in architectural elements of that people. Isis wore it on her sceptre to represent the fertility of the Nile River. This loaf, dedicated to the Fairy of the lotus flower, is born from environments that range from Africa and India, and are completed through images of flowers, butterflies, and elephants. In the painting of Cristina Maya Caetano, dominates the magic. A magic that inundates the canvas and makes each story: fantastic. I can say with certainty that Maya, is the true Queen of Eden: the kingdom of fairy tales in which dreams come really true. The observer that sees its beautiful compositions cannot but remain fascinated. Her stories on canvas are the most authentic testimony of the beauty of life. A life that despite the evils and injustices of man, continues to slide incessant. A life that has in Cristina Maya Caetano it’s the true little fairy lotus. A little fairy, which, thanks to its magical brushstrokes, restores to the world, a new look. An aspect that heavily looks like a colored rainbow”.

Rome, 31-10- 2014

 

 

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