“An artist’s materials — the bold brushstrokes of a Van Gogh oil painting, the sparkling gold leaf in a Byzantine mosaic, the fragile translucence of a porcelain vase – are not just the accessories of his or her work. They are the physical embodiment of the artist’s creative vision and a reflection of the historical context in which they were used.”

Antonella Fuga from her book Artist’ Techniques and Materials

English: Oil painting reproduction of Vincent ...