At a time when art merges with reality, Aurelio Amendola, born in Pistoia in 1938, is certainly a master in the art of photography, but perhaps it would be more appropriate to call him an alchemist of light. His career of rigour and substance began in the 1960s, always far from the frivolous salons of contemporary art, accompanied only by a Hasselblad that fixes light like no other and his critical eye that poetises it in its essential purity. Amendola plays with shadows and chiaroscuro, sketching not just images, but entire worlds with his camera. His gaze penetrates the surface of things, revealing the silent dance between light and matter, between the visible and the invisible. His photographs of the Italian Renaissance are not mere representations, but appear as revelations, discoveries, hidden universes that reveal the language of the soul and time in each shot.