“[…] The group of seven (Sironi, Funi, Marussig, Malerba, Oppi, and Dudreville) asked me for a name, a title to boast of it and wave it as a flag. I thought about it. And I brought two names, a few days later: the Candelabra and the twentieth century. The Candelabra was immediately put aside because it seemed, with its seven arms, too much of a synagogue. And on the twentieth century - a word that must have had worldwide success - we reflected, meditated, hesitated. It was accepted, but without that unanimous enthusiasm that I would have expected. […] Then, twenty years ago, the glorious centuries of Italian art stopped in the eighteenth century. It was commonly said Quattrocento, Cinquecento, but we did not go beyond the eighteenth century. Now, why not proceed with a twentieth century? A century of art, to define a group of painters, was a fanfare, I agree; it was a joke, but witty. "