Antonio Rubino. Il bimbo cattivo (The bad child), bedroom panel. 1924
Rubino’s taste for the grotesque, the bizarre, and the fantastic is evident in the surreal form of this decorative panel on the theme of “the bad child,” which was part of a unique children’s room. A self-taught artist best known as a children’s illustrator and founder of one of the most influential children’s magazines in Italy, Corriere dei piccoli, Rubino is also known for his transgressive approach to design.
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