"Filastrocca Azzurra" by Massimo Rubbi
Work of art by Massimo Rubbi
Acrylic on canvas. Dimensions: 50 x 50 x 2 cm. Year 2017.
As a self-taught artist, Rubbi began his artistic path preferring oil and acrylic paints. His themes are mainly abstract and are alternated with figurative works echoing ritual and primitive figures. In his artwork, the artist brings to life the sensations and emotions that people experience. Through lively, iridescent colors he offers structure and substance to his own view of reality. The artist's works transmit his ability to express and interpret the emotions felt by the public that draw them passionately into the works on display. His works have gained a vast following of art lovers and collectors.
He has been exhibiting continuously since 2013 at galleries throughout Italy, among them: the Estense Castle in Ferrara, the Merlino Contemporary Art Gallery in Florence, Farini Concept Gallery in Bologna and the VeniceArtHouse.
ASSOCIAZIONE BIANCA GARAVAGLIA (ABG) was founded on April 28, 1987 and named after Bianca, a girl who at the age of 5 contracted a rare form of neoplasia. It was Bianca who, during the months spent at the Istituto Tumori di Milano, drew the green and fuchsia flower that immediately became synonymous with hope and the symbol of the association.
ABG was established by Bianca’s parents. Fully aware of the many difficulties faced when dealing with infantile tumors, they firmly believed that immediate and direct support to existing facilities was necessary.
ABG's goal is to collect funds to promote scientific studies and medical treatment in the field of infantile tumors, as well as to provide first-hand operational support to all related initiatives.
The association has been operating for over 25 years now, supporting the “Struttura Complessa di Pediatria” (Pediatric Complex Unit) of the “IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori di Milano” Foundation, one of the major research and treatment centers in the field of infantile tumors, where small patients from all over Italy converge.