1921 - BENVENUTO CRISPOLDI
In the session of 14th January 1921, the council examined and approved the project for the decoration of the council chamber; on 20th January a contract was signed with the artist Prof. Benvenuto Crispoldi of Spello for the realisation of a decorative cycle to be painted on a strip two metres high and thirty-five metres long to be carried out on the entire perimeter. On each wall a theme was proposed in allegorical form with a seated figure in the centre and illustrative scenes at the sides.
Wisdom, Strength and Justice, cardinal virtues withDuty are the allegories representing the fundamental principles of social and civil life.
Along the entire perimeter of the room, halfway up the wall, under the frescoed cycle, a Latin phrase runs in block letters on a 30 cm high band:
“QUI REI PUBBLICAE ADMINISTRANDAE PRAESUNT HIS ET CONSILIO ET AUCTORITATE
CURANDUM PRIMUM UT NE NOCEATUR DEINDE UT COMMUNI UTILITATI SERVIATUR”
Those who preside over the administration of public affairs must first and foremost ensure, by their wisdom and authority, that no one is harmed and, furthermore, that everyone works for the public good.
Above the four doors, always in large letters, the following Latin maxims:
“LABOR OMNIA VINCIT” – “IN IURE LEX” – “VOX POPULI VOX DEI” – “EX CONCORDIA FELICITAS”.
Work wins all – In law the law – Voice of the people voice of God – From concord the happiness
VICTORY BULLETIN WORLD WAR I
IV NOVEMBER 1918
On the central wall of the south side, on a false column, there is the ancient coat of arms of Bastia, consisting of a ploughshare and the inscription :
THE SECENTENARY YEAR
SINCE THE DEATH OF THE DIVINE POET
OF THE GREAT WAR
MAYOR TERZIOLIO BARTOLUCCI
THIS NEW COUNCIL CHAMBER
THE NATIVE MUNICIPALITY CONSECRATED
TO THE PROSPERITY OF ITS PEOPLE
HARD-WORKING AND UNITED