01 May 2019
FIRST MAY: LABOUR DAY. THE NEWS SERVICE IS SUSPENDED AND WILL BE RESUMED TOMORROW
The painting (oil on canvas. 293x545), painted by Pellizza da Volpedo in 1901 is the 'symbol works of the twentieth century, represents the strike of workers and was performed according to the pointillist technique. Not only depicts a scene of social life, the strike, but it is a symbol: the people, where there is space equally well a woman with the baby in her arms, is moving toward the light.
For decades, the picture is also the emblem of Labour Celebration.
The painting is on display in the Museum of the Twentieth Century the Royal Palace of Milan, Piazza Duomo.
For more information contact:
COMUNE DI MILANO