The artist represents two masons engaged in the construction of a house, testifying to the importance of work as a means for reconstruction after the tragic period of the Second World War.
“Starting my work, I immediately felt that to create the subject as I was depicting it, I had to rely more on the imagination than on the model. According to my intention, the two figures were to give the general movement of the composition that dynamism of the masses that the very content of the subject suggested to me; that is, representation, action and attitude. As for the constructive side, it immediately seemed necessary to place the two figures on the diagonal, which is the angle that could best express the gravitation of the bodies without losing the natural clarity, because I think that this also has value in the work of art. All this, of course, must be understood as aimed at reaching "the humanity of the subject". (C. Carrà, 1949)
Texts: Lorenza Montanari, Martina Neri - Museums Unit of the Municipality of Forlì