Angelo Galli

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Angelo Galli (1883–1906)[1] was an Italian anarchist killed by police during a general strike in Milan in 1906. His funeral, which became a heated political confrontation between anarchist mourners and Italian police, was immortalized in Carlo Carrà's 1911 work, The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli.

In the painting, Carlo Carrà commemorates the death of Angelo Galli during a strike in Milan and the subsequent funerary parade to the cemetery, which erupted into violence between anarchists and the police. At the center of the canvas, Galli’s red coffin is held precariously aloft, surrounded by a chaotic explosion of figures clad in anarchist black, illuminated and dissected by light emanating both from the coffin and the sun.[2]