Sunday, January 18, 2015

San Maurizio Restoration

Not far from the center of Milan is the church of San Maurizio. The main chapel is covered in frescoes by Bernadino Luini. He was such a talented follower of Leonardo da Vinci that, in the past, some of his work was mistakenly attributed to da Vinci. Off to one side of the altar, a restorer took a short break. So many churches, such slow and painstaking must sometimes seem like a futile task. The bright lights gave us a rare opportunity to see the colors as they would have looked when Luini painted them in the 1500s. How lucky we were to be there on that day.