Saturday, April 24, 2010

Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979)

bought Palazzo Venier dei Leoni

on the Grand Canal in Venice,

where she came to live,

and where,

beginning in 1949 with an exhibition

of sculptures in the garden,

she opened her collection to the public

The collection includes works of
Pablo Picasso
Georges Braque
Fernand Léger
Robert Delaunay
Francis Picabia
Marcel Duchamp
Vasily Kandinsky
Paul Klee
Gino Severini
Umberto Boccioni
Marc Chagall
Constantin Brancusi
Kazimir Malevich
Piet Mondrian
Giorgio de Chirico
Max Ernst
Salvador Dali
René Magritte
Joan Miró
Alberto Giacometti
Jean Dubuffet
Francis Bacon
Marino Marini
Willem de Kooning
Mark Rothko
Jackson Pollock
Vasily Kandinsky's painting


Picasso's "On the Beach"

- there's also Picasso's "Poet"
which is one of my favourite paintings of all
Blue glass figures facing the Grand Canal

Part of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni

"Il Palazzo Nonfinito"
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni from the Grand Canal
- begun in 1748, it's an unfinished palace
why? - no-one knows!
The Palazzo is about 10m from DD694

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