Michelangelo Pistoletto lives and works in Biella. His first encounter with art happening at home, where he worked since 1947 in the restoration and his father’s painting studio. In the second half of the fifties, he will independently create works of art: self-portraits painted in a glossy monochrome background. Reflection is from the beginning a recurring motif in his work. This is certainly the case for his mirror paintings [from 1962], in which he stainless steel plates used to stick on figures. Later, the steel plates are replaced by mirrors and plexiglass, and he will use life-size pictures or figures direct screen printing on different media. By the reflection that can detect the visitor, there is a dialogue between the world of the spectator and the world of the artist.