Giovanni Bodini is an outstanding social portrait painter in the "belle e e poque" at the end of the 19th century. His canvas is very large. His works are full of enthusiasm, vividness and drama. More importantly, he has a sense of pleasure and vitality peculiar to high fashion, which makes his objects vivid, as if life in Paris at the turn of the century was. An endless T-station. His magnificent portraits reflect the optimism, charm and self-confidence peculiar to that era.