Orlando Sora, originally from Fano, settled in Lecco in 1931, where he painted continuously, dedicating himself mainly to portraits, landscapes, sacred images for private clients and large cycles of frescoes for public ones. In 1951, in the church of Caleotto in Lecco, he created The day of Judgment, which was followed by the cycle at the Central Post Office in Lecco, the Via Crucis at the Chiesetta dei Piani d'Erna, to conclude with the large acrylic Il Teatro della vita, on the vault of the Society Theater.
The work My family (1933) belongs to the first production of Sora, in which the canons of the twentieth century lesson are found, personally reworked, in the description of the plastic forms and in the composition for floors. The large painting represents the artist's family in his studio, with his wife and little Vanna on his knees in the foreground. In the background the artist, intent on painting a work, which is a reflection of the present.
"A framework within a framework", a pictorial artifice often present in the history of art, declined here in an intimate and everyday atmosphere.
The painting was donated to the Municipality of Lecco by the artist's daughter, Giovanna Sora, in 2010, following the exhibition "Orlando Sora. Traits and portraits" held at Villa Manzoni and Torre Viscontea.
Location: room n. 6 - room entirely dedicated to the artist.