Always between the fingers of the creator of drawings and paintings. So it was for Apelle, Zeusi, but also for Giotto, Toulouse-Lautrec or Picasso. Charcoal is first of all immediacy, but its quickly done tracing can also be given softness and meditation, with results similar to chiaroscuro painting. Gianni Maimeri drew musicians using charcoal, thus confronting both painter and performer, each “playing” his own instrument. The choice of the finest charcoals is a heritage of his company: the selection of the wood, the spindle tree, and its finest parts, and above all its perfect carbonization, obtained through skillful oxygen reduction.