A prestigious tradition also belongs to art and craft, including Byzantine style icons created according to the traditional canons. Modern painters of icons (religious pictures on wood) draw inspiration from Byzantine art and spirituality. Even after some centuries, they keep the tradition going in the community of Piana degli Albanesi, and are interpreters of techniques, stylist characters and use of materials, according to every detail established for centuries about this kind of art: the position of the figures, the symbolic gesture, the choice of the colours.
Though the rumors about Piana's death remain wholly unverified, it's true that insulin use is on the rise among bodybuilders, according to Dr. Harrison Pope, ., a psychiatry professor at Harvard Medical School who's conducted extensive research on substance abuse amongst bodybuilders. Piana himself was vocal about his use of insulin, going into detail about the practice in a YouTube video posted four years ago. He acknowledged that taking insulin can be “dangerous,” but said the danger is easily avoidable if you take the right amount of sugar.