It is difficult to answer this question briefly, because it is the result of 15 years of experience in the art and antiques field, which includes both conscious steps and decisions and unpredictable coincidences. I would answer with a phrase by the early 19th century English critic and journalist, Leigh Hunt, which I recently came across by chance. He aptly and in a few words answers the question of why I once chose art as a profession and have remained faithful to that choice to this day: ‘Even the admiration of a picture is a kind of religion, or an additional attachment to our conscience, tying us back to the greatness and goodness of nature. Living alongside images gives us the opportunity to step out of ourselves, from which we can all benefit. Anything is better than a poor little unit of one person’s egoistic self’.