Artwork inspired by the dramatic story of the seven Cervi Brothers, Italian anti-fascists brutally executed during the II WW.
The sentence "Dopo un raccolto ne viene un altro" (after a harvest, you have to think to the next one) was pronounced by their father Alcide Cervi the day of their funeral.
"Upright men with deep democratic convictions, they took an active part in the resistance by paying with their lives for their fidelity to the ideals of freedom and social justice that had been transmitted to them from childhood by their father. Taken prisoners, they were shot by the fascists in the December 28, 1943 at the shooting range of Reggio Emilia. Their story was told, among others, by their father Alcide Cervi.
The seven brothers were named  Gelindo, born in 1901; Antenore, born in 1906; Aldo, born in 1909; Ferdinando, born in 1911; Agostino, born in 1916; Ovidio, born in 1918; Ettore, born in 1921.They had two sisters, Diomira and Rina.
For their actions of resistance, the brothers were posthumously awarded the Silver Medal of Military Valor, and their surname, Cervi, can be found in street names around Italy. A school in Collegno is named in their honour."
Watercolor and pencil on paper applied on canvas, framed with fabric.
paper, stretched canvas, watercolor, fabric