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The Prize

"Untitled" by Antonio Bueno. 

  • Lithograph
  • Dimensions: 70x50 cm
  • Numbered print: 11/100

Antonio Bueno was an Italian painter of Spanish descent.

In 1937 he exhibited his works at the Salon des Jeunes in Paris. Then, in 1940 with his brother Xavier, he moved to Italy. Following some post-impressionist experience, he joined the Gregorio Sciltian school of artists in the post-war period, producing trompe-l'œil works, and became part of the "Modern Painters of Reality" group, along with his brother and Annigoni.

An avid and restless experimenter, following his early experiences he carried out a great deal of research. The best known pieces from his eclectic body of work are his portraits of busts and rounded heads, boys dressed in sailor's outfits, firefighters, and reinterpretations of historic works of art - all with rounded, simplified and neotenic features.

Bueno received consecration as an artist at the Venice Biennale in 1984 when he was already seriously ill, just a few months before his death. At the exhibition he displayed a series of works that represented the pinnacle of his and artistic maturity.

The Cause

The mission at the heart of Theodora is to contribute to the wellbeing of children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centers by providing visits from professional performers who have been trained to work in a medical environment.

At the Theodora Children’s Charity, we believe that laughter is the best medicine. Our Giggle Doctors visit children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centers across England. By combining music, play, magic and storytelling these professional performers bring magical moments to brave children in challenging times. We believe that EVERY sick or disabled child should get the giggles that only a Giggle Doctor can bring.

Our Giggle Doctors are professional performers, highly trained to work both in the medical environment and with children with disabilities. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring with them a variety of skills (among our team are actors, entertainers, magicians, musicians and singers). The training consists of a rigorous schedule of artistic and medical workshops, which cover topics such as child development, infection control, child bereavement and the impact of illness and bereavement on families.

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