"Cattedrale" by Franco Gentilini
"Cattedrale" by Franco Gentilini.
Dimensions: 70 x 50 cm
Print run: a.p.
Born in Faenza on August 4, 1909, Gentilini was an Italian painter. Gentilini's artistic world comes from the context of Italian culture between the Second World War and the postwar period. The artist's technique is characterized by an interesting combination of painting and drawing on a preparatory material background mixed with sand.
He has held countless personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and throughout the world. His works are housed in some major Italian and international museums, including the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Uffizi and the Vatican Museums.
Dottor Sorriso Onlus was founded in 1995 with the mission of making children's hospital stays more pleasant by giving them back their smile with Clown Therapy. Thanks to the support of private individuals, businesses and institutions, the foundation achieves its mission by having professional clowns carry out their work inside hospitals and rehabilitation centers, in strict collaboration with the medical professionals. The Dottor Sorriso clowns currently operate in 29 pediatric wards, 18 hospitals and 3 rehabilitation institutes, bringing smiles to more than 30,000 children every year, in 12 provinces all over Italy.
Dottor Sorriso Onlus was the first organization in Italy to even introduce Clown Therapy to rehabilitation institutes, to bring smiles and laughter to children affected by intellectual and motor disabilities. At the same time, over the years, the foundation has created a series of international projects in support of other organizations operating in difficult or emergency settings such as Macedonia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Romania, India, Palestine and Burkina Faso.