The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli by Carlo Carra


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The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli by Carlo Carra The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli by Carlo Carra

Artist: Carlo Carra (1881 – 1966)

Nationality: Italian

Completion Date: 1910

Style: Futurism

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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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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