micROCKScopica - a rock's art project by Bernardo Cesare - author

Born in Venice, near Chirignago, Bernardo Cesare is Professor of Petrology at the Department of Geosciences of the University of Padova, Italy. His scientific interests include metamorphism and melting of rocks, mineralogy, and the study of inclusions in minerals. He extensively uses photomicrographs and macrophotographs to describe the subjects of study and their morphological features.

As a photographer with artistic intent, his rock photomicrographs have been displayed in photo galleries, at mineralogical and scientific exhibits and in Natural Sciences Museums in Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA, and published in photographic and popular magazines, in geological journals and calendars.

In 2009 the starts the MicROCKScopica - Rock Art project (www.microckscopica.org).