A kind of blue in Milan

Can Milan, in all its greyness, hide blue? The blue of meditation, as deep as the night sky. The blue of the sea, so dear to nostalgic city dwellers, trapped between the buildings, from where you can escape however to find blue in the cloaks of the Virgin Mary in the permanent collections in Milan that run through eras, like a background protecting and safeguarding humanity. Blue as an architectural element of light, a precious material in the most salient points that filter through the glass in Milan cathedral. An element so present in nature and so difficult to reproduce, obtained from powdered lapis lazuli that can be admired on the altar antependium of a church hidden in the centre of Milan. Through to the contemporary blue of complex spirituality in the Seven Heavenly Palaces where blue can be glimpsed among the ruins or like the installations that turn the Red Church blue.

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