Though you might say the city is full of colors, from Velazquez’s tones of greys to Miro’s vivid strokes and shapes. From Goya’s darkness to Picasso’s blues, Rastro’s potency and variety of people and fabrics, or even shop windows for tourists full of Sevillanas and colorful magnets - the biggest canvas is above all of us. It’s hard to beat the intense blue of Madrid’s sky. I have no idea if Giotto has been here, but I’m pretty sure he was inspired by Madrid’s sky to paint Padua’s chapel’s ceiling. The smoothest blue of Madrid’s sky lies in contrast with the dryness and ocre buildings and landscape gives me torticollis. The colors may vary from mediterranean sea, Yves Klein Blue and Pantone 293C. It doesn’t matter how it’s defined - it is, for me, a boost of cheerfulness in any place and mindset I find myself in. I won’t be able to touch or reach the blueness of this sky, but it touches me. Deeply. And I happily allow it.
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The Blueness of Madrid, https://goo.gl/maps/bLh7rnNkRgS2, Madrid, Spain
Current city: Madrid
Lucas Levitan is an illustrator today, filmmaker last week, photographer last month and art director last year. A new cycle might start again soon. A few years ago, whilst lunch break walking on Redchurch Street in East London, a brick fell from the 4th floor scaffolding of a building site and missed his head by millimeters. It made him think he should be doing more or what he loves, drawing. It was a turning point. That same moment he went back to the office he used to work for and resigned. Now he’s lost and happier.
 

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