The Duomo is preparing to open its doors to millions of pilgrims and visitors arriving in Milan during Expo Milano 2015 and has chosen art as a means of expressing contemporaneity, calling upon the sculptor Tony Cragg to create a work inspired by the Madonnina. The work will be visible on the most captivating and enchanting point of the Expo city: the Terraces of the Duomo.
Lines that fade, forms that open to multiple interpretations, emotions carved in marble. A sculpture almost three meters high that weighs about 3,400 kilograms. “It took almost two years of work and preparation to create this work so that it could be revealed here today. It’s a great undertaking, and I am very happy to be involved in this creative process which is, in a certain sense, an experiment,” says the artist. Paradox is the title of the work which Veneranda Fabbrica has commissioned to mark the journey towards Expo: “what we see on the outside is just the measure of our own perception of something relative, not real and it shows nothing of the incredible internal or external aspects of things all around us, of why we are here now at this time, although this awareness is something we should develop through sculpture.”
Terrace of the Duomo