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Quentin’s marvellous medicine

By Bianca Brigitte Bonomi  

Blake's illustrations cannot fail to lift the spirits. From the series Planet Zog © Quentin Blake

With his characteristic wit, observation and imagination, illustrator Quentin Blake’s latest exhibition “As Large As Life” at the Foundling Museum in London is a powerful antidote to new year blues. The 60 works on display are a much-needed dose. Commissioned by four hospitals in Britain and France, they demonstrate the considerable potential of art in healthcare.

The Foundling Museum documents the lives of thousands of children brought up in…

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