On the occasion of the feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian,
honoured for performing a miraculous
cure, a Children's Health Plein Air was held on 3rd and 4th
July at the Museum of the History of Medicine. The event attracted a great
number of participants aged 6-11 years, who unleashed their talent in painting.
Little artists had the choice of three health-related topics for their painting.
The first theme was “Painting a Saint
Healer”. The children were provided with a variety of icons of saints, and the
task was to choose one of them and to redraw it. The second task involved
painting Still Life, representing arranged fruits, which are an indispensable
part of a healthy diet.The third theme was related to the motto “Movement is Health”,
and the children had the opportunity to choose their favourite sport and
recreate it on the canvas, depicting a figural composition.
After getting acquainted with who the
Saints were and learning about the most important Saints' deeds, all
participants embraced the initiative with great enthusiasm. The children also raised their awareness of
healthy lifestyles, hygienic habits and the beneficial effects of sports.
The little participants made a huge
effort to create their best paintings for the upcoming exhibition. Each of them
exhibited his/her idiosyncrasy, using characteristic colours and compositional
The Plein Air ended with an
exhibition of paintings, which was opened on 5th June and can be
seen until 19th July.