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I try to capture on canvas the many disappearing images and long, lost souls of the World History. My paintings are a record of times past. 


The ruler

Oil on canvas, 70 x 55 cm


The landlord 

Oil on canvas, 29 x 34 cm


the young nobleman

Oil on canvas, 70 x 55 cm

The noblewoman 

Oil on canvas, 70 x 55 cm

senior Portrait

The Dutchman

Oil on canvas, 30 x 35 cm


The cavalier

Oil on canvas, 30 x 35 cm


Famous artists of XV century:

Neroccio di Bartolommeo
(Siena, 1447 - 1500).

Italian painter and sculptor. Born into the noble Sienese family of Landi del Poggio, he probably learnt painting and sculpture from Lorenzo di Pietro, called il Vecchietta, the teacher of almost all Sienese artists of the second half of the 15th century. Neroccio is first documented in 1461 when he was employed as a garzone (‘shop boy’) with the Cathedral Works of Siena. By 1468 he was working independently and completed his first documented commissions, a panel for Fra Giovanni, a certain rector of the Compagnia di S Girolamo, and a polychrome terracotta of the saint for the same confraternity

Domenico Veneziano
(Florence, 1438-1461).

Italian painter. Venetian by birth or descent, he was one of the founders of Renaissance painting in Florence in the first half of the 15th century and the most enigmatic. His training (north Italian or Florentine), the chronology of his few surviving works (his only documented fresco cycle has perished and there is only one major altarpiece) and his relationship to contemporary painters, sculptors and theorists (particularly Alberti) have been debated; they cannot, given the shortage of evidence, be resolved satisfactorily. Yet, despite these difficulties, Domenico’s altarpiece for S Lucia de’ Magnoli in Florence (the St Lucy altarpiece; main panel in Florence, Uffizi), with its ambitious architectural setting, acutely described figures and its pale colours bathed in a convincing outdoor light, would alone assure him a central place in the history of Renaissance art.

Antonio Pollaiuolo
(Rome, 1432-1498)

Sculptor, painter, designer and engraver. He was trained as a goldsmith and bronze sculptor, probably in Lorenzo Ghiberti’s workshop. In 1466 he joined the Arte della Seta, the silkworkers’ guild (to which goldsmiths traditionally belonged), and he listed himself as a goldsmith and painter in the membership records of the Compagnia di S Luca in 1473; this is the only documented reference to him as a painter. In his tax return in 1480 he reported that he was renting a workshop specifically for goldsmiths’ work. He still described himself as a goldsmith, and not as a painter, in his last tax return in 1496.


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