Paradox

by Tony Cragg

Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Paradox (2014) by Tony CraggVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Contemporary art dialoguing with Milan Duomo

The sculpture Paradox was commissioned in 2013 to the English artist Tony Cragg by the Veneranda Fabbrica and it is made of Carrara marble. The artwork is currently located in the external courtyard of  San Gottardo in Corte Church.

Paradox, Tony Cragg, 2014, From the collection of: Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
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The sculpture is part of the Duomo Museum's visitors' itinerary.  Previously displayed within the Cathedral, it gives inspiration to a fascinating dialog between present days and the past.

Paradox (2014) by Tony CraggVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

"My work relates to the internal structures, the energy, the reasons, and the causes that we—from our small viewpoint—cannot completely understand or grasp".

Tony Cragg

Paradox (2014) by Tony CraggVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

"What I would like to convey is a sense of dynamism, of eternal energy; something able to guide our existence; forces that we cannot grasp and comprehend with our eyes alone".

Tony Cragg

Veduta della terrazza centrale con opere di Tony Cragg (2015)Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

It was on the occasion of the 2015 Milan Expo that, for the first time in the Duomo's history, a contemporary artist was invited to hold a show on the rooftops.

Guglia maggiore e sculture (2015)Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Paradox was exhibited inside the Cathedral, while a selection of sculptures intrigued millions of visitors on the Terraces.

Paradox (2014) by Tony CraggVeneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano

Internationally famous sculptor Tony Cragg has created works of art that, through graceful heavenward movements, dialog with the cathedral's spires and secular history.

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Paradox, 2013
Marble, 118 x 48 x 55 inches (300 x 121 x 139 cm)

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