Pierre-Henry WILTHIEN, my husband, was born in Venaco on September 6, 1941, and died in Paris on October 25, 2016.
A Corsican, a mathematician and a professor at university, he was very involved in the fight to reduce inequalities, both in his volunteer work and in his research in mathematics.
I never got bored with him, throughout our thirty-seven years of life together.
Lorenzo de’ MEDICI (1 January 1449 – 9 April 1492), also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent for his generous sponsorship of artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and above all Michelangelo.
A humanist, scholar, poet, diplomat and powerful politician, he ruled de facto the Republic of Florence from 1469 to 1492 during Italian Renaissance.
Title borrowed from the French writer Honoré DE BALZAC (1799-1850) who gave it to his entire opus in 1845, most likely as an homage to “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri. “THE HUMAN COMEDY” by BALZAC gathers together a considerable number of novels, short stories, essays, all of which were written between 1815 and 1848 and depict a French society dominated by money.
This painting is about the pretences, the everyday lies, the fake smiles behind the masks.