Raffaele Simongini was born in Rome in 1966, where he lives and works. He is an art consultant, documentary maker and has written many art programmes for Rai Educational (Art News and Magazzini Einstein. Lo spettacolo della cultura). He teaches Art History, Aesthetics and History of Cinema at the Fine Arts Academy, with a focus on the theory of image in painting and the cinema. He has published two studies on art theory: Aesthetics of the Image and Art Likes to Conceal Itself.