Ivan Iliev with Paragone ( Comparison ) has portrayed a kind of synthesis of the various painting experiences that, since the Burgundian sources, have followed the Italian Renaissance, the floral splendours
of seventeenth-century Holland, some brilliant style researches, such as painting within painting or the
confident introduction of a sort of mysterious object in the descriptive context. In a broad sense, this
work can be considered as a graphical representation of the long search carried out by Beethoven in the
context of the music of his time to take it over and project it into the future.
In additino to the two foreign guests, the Italians sent to the Gallery canvas ses more or less traceable to
the compositions of the great German Maestro. (Aldo Maria Pero)