S. Maria Maddalena

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The side-light and sun in this church made it feel more like a friendly sitting room than church, especially as two close friends sat at a desk in the sunny doorway chatting peacably.

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I was reminded of it the next day in this painting by Vincenzo Campi (Il Sanmartino), in the Museo Civico.

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The colours in the painting are the same tones as this wonderfully cheery trompe l’oeil side chapel

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Cremona photos, May 2016.

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