The photo is from Luxottica Minio Naro. The words are indeed from Piero Barone of IL Volo. They are posted on his twitter profile. I believe he wrote this himself. The words are somewhat similar to a quotation from Oscar Wilde and the Picture of Dorian Gray. “The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.” I like Piero’s version better.
Credit the photo to Luxottica Minio Naro
Credit the quotation to Piero Barone