oil on canvas, 70×50 cm

Signed and dated upper left P. Conti 1923

The medium is the last episode in the particular season exemplified by Conti’s painting in the early 1920s, before the artist immersed himself in the great historical and religious cycles, which characterize 1924 and 1925, and in the worldliness of the Viareggio years. The theme is futurist in character and more broadly inspired by the avant-garde, but the manner has the typical cadences of the present moment that, while reliving reality, grants it its weight.