For seven years, Italian painter Silvio Irilli has dedicated himself to changing the image of Italian hospitals with his Ospedali Dipinti (Painted Hospitals) project. Over this period, he has managed to radically transform various units of 12 hospitals: from an oculist’s office and reception to children’s, radiology, and cancer units. The artist has a few distinct styles that he uses. He draws very realistic scenes from aquatic life, cartoon-like animals that are well-received with children, and landscapes that give more space to the room.
The artist told Bored Panda what the motivation behind it is: “It means bringing a message of welcome, of support to the doctors who must follow the patient and accompany him for therapy. Above all, it means giving some relief to patients who have to face a path where courage and dignity are needed.”