What each customer saw was the person they wanted to be, not necessarily the most handsome or pretty in the world, but a realistic ‘best version’ of themselves. That was flattering. And that was what kept Giorgio’s prices high and his order book full.
Dawn heard from friends all about Giorgio. She'd seen some likenesses he done for friends and decided she must have him paint her too. But she was impatient. She knew he had a long waiting list of customers. She went to his studio and pleaded with him to find time for her to sit for him.