Maria Lagrande’s investigation work in the visual fiels requires both a constant breach with technical and esthetic conventions and a return to the traditional pictorial sources.These sources are the esthetic, technical and philosophical reference from which the investigation lines are built up. Copying certain masterpieces is a hard-working exercise that gets necessary every time the research of new plastic features went too far. The toil puts the mind back in a scale of learned and universal values. It allows to redirect the adventure and to follow a new path toward the innovative breach.