"The smile" oil on cardboard Bruno Di Maio was born to Italian parents, in 1944, in Tripoli, Libia. He lives and works in Italy. One of his country's best new figurative artists, he has worked for a long time in the restoration field, acquiring a prodigious technical ability. His work reflects his great love for Renaissance painting. In his allegorical and surrealistic interpretation of the present, he gives life to the recollective quality of the past.