Street Alps Festival and the Mission to Arts Residency
This mural is based on a detail from a portrait photo of the Italian Partisans in 1944. The partisans were a resistance group to the Fascist Regime and the Nazi Militari Occupation. Pinerolo was crucial for the Partisans resistance based on the Alps. In the mural we can see the portrait of Laura and Fiorenzo Blanc, siblings that took part in this resistance at an early age. Laura worked in an RIV Factory close to the location of this mural. It produced bearings for the German army. In this same year she took part in an action to steal the money from the factory to finance the resistance.
It is now 70 years from the death of Fiorenzo, who died in the same location where this photo was taken.