"A figure of speech by which something not present is represented as though present.
A vivid, picturesque description of scenes or events".

"The question is: who are you?"


Matteo Lollini

Based in

Bologna, Italy


communication • social media • web • cinema • new media • crossmedia • semiotics • philosophy of error • polysemy

Cup (s) of tea

painting • oil painting • mixed technique • figurative painting • emphatically geometrical composition • charcoal drawing

Wonderland (s)

canvas • wooden panels • MDF/LDF/OSB boards 

Tutelary deities

Lucian Freud • Francis Bacon • Frida Kahlo • Edvard Munch • Vincent van Gogh • Pablo Picasso • Egon Schiele • René Magritte • Giorgio De Chirico • Francisco Goya • Vincent van Gogh

Latest / Current readings

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann • In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust • Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami • The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner

Painting on CanvaS (and more)

Down the Rabbit-Hole

Works Collection

“Why is a raven like
 a writing-desk?”

A Painter's Tale

“Alice soon came to the conclusion that it was a very difficult game indeed.”


“I don’t know the meaning of half those long words, and, what’s more, I don’t believe you do either!”


"you could always paint
the roses red"