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Who I am
Stefano Busonero Stefano Busonero was born at Porto S.Stefano, Mount Argentario (Italy) on January 13th 1947 His artistic sensibility has been influenced by the slow passing of the life of a small seaport where the tourism was at its very beginning and only few people came and spent their holidays here; when fishing and agriculture were, in a certain sense, means of culture and traditions coming from far away, and when solidarity and human relations had deeper and more genuine meaning. Then it is not exaggerated to say that it was in those years that he succeded in perceiving and then possessing the psychological substratum which is inspiring all his works; it is obvious, then, that in the paintings created during the long, endless hours of navigation, this artist was inclined to reproduce typical native characters and moving marines of Maremma. The artist attended, with grat profit, the Nautical Technical Institute, where he got a diploma in 1968. Soon he embarked on board a ship and since then he has always worked as a seamen, in fact, he is an ‘Engine Room captain’. Even if he never attended specific study on art, the painter (as a self-taught person) immersed himself in the study of ancient and modern masters of painting, trying to penetrate their different techniques. After his initial experiences as landscapist and portraitist, he passed to new sujects painting geographical maps which concerned some islands and promontories od Italy, and he, finally, devoted himself to small dimensions the subjects of which were realized on Telephonic cards already used. At last he came to microscopic painting.