Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa

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Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa information

Milan , Italy
Via Neera 24
+390 2 895 00 817
Getting there
Underground Rail: Abbiategrasso
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Opening hours
9am-noon & 4-7pm
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If you’ve ever contemplated the long desert drive to Marfa, Texas to see the work of American sculptor Dan Flavin, a metro trip to the end of the green line won’t seem like too much of an effort. The suburban Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa , an airy 1930s church, contains his last work, designed shortly before his death in 1996. The arrangement of red, yellow and blue fluorescent lights across the altar, apse and transept is a subtle work - the life and clutter of an everyday church goes on beneath it - but its mix of the formal and the emotional is all the more powerful for its setting.