My aim is to find why and how old techniques were used, by studying the original texts, and to try
and find new ways for the future and build bridges between eras, people and places.
Over fifteen years has been devoted to the study of the Middle Ages – texts (translation), iconography and chemical structure of
illuminated manuscripts. I have been committed to re-creating a type of parchment (animal hide) that would be perfectly
consistent with that of the time (made with natural lime only) and to keep the chemical and physical structure of
materials. This was when I started to use pure pigments and gold leaf.
I am now working on the altogether more classical path of Contemporary painting on canvas – while using the technical background of
medieval book illumination. I’m using gilding (gold leaf, brass, aluminum, copper, variegated copper, etc.. – on a gesso or
with a flat ground) and pure pigments (historical or modern but always pure) ground with various binders
(egg, acrylic, alkyd, linseed or walnut oil, etc.)