Artist: Carlo Carra (1881 – 1966)
Completion Date: 1910
Genre: Figurative Painting
Media: Oil on Canvas
Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli (Il Funerale dell’anarchico Galli) is a painting by Italian painter Carlo Carrà. It was finished in 1911, during the artist’s futurist phase. It currently resides in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.
The subject of the work is the funeral of Italian anarchist Angelo Galli, killed by police during a general strike in 1904. The Italian State feared that the funeral would become a de facto political demonstration and refused the mourning anarchists entrance into the cemetery itself. When anarchists resisted, the police responded with force and a violent scuffle ensued.
Carlo Carrà was present. His work embodies the tension and chaos of the scene: the movement…
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