Sunday, November 4, 2018

Art Deco Memorial, Milan

This has been the week of spirit-related holidays: All Hallow's Eve, Halloween, Day of the Dead, a time long believed to mysterious, when the veil is thin between the living and the dead. Cemeteries hold clues as to how any particular generation remembers and honors those who have passed. In Milan’s Monumental Cemetery, the Morgagni family built this decidedly Art Deco monument. Can you look at this and NOT see a chorus line of eternal-flame-holding dancers, right down to the "curtain" behind them? Design trends come and go but eternity is, well, eternal.