Venice: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

For my last day I had intended on checking out the Venice Biennial but when I arrived I discovered the prices were well beyond my budget. I shifted gears and checked out the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and I’m so glad I did. First, that woman could collect art. And after Italian Renaissance overload I was so happy to not see a single biblical reference!

20130624-123617.jpgPollack

20130624-123653.jpgCalder

20130624-123723.jpgRothko

The collection is displayed in her former home and in much the same way it was laid out when Guggenheim lived there. Each room had a picture of the room as decorated in the 1960s. It was interesting to see the art in a non-gallery context.

20130624-123935.jpgDining room then.

20130624-124008.jpg“Dining room” now.

The gardens were my favorite part. All the brick walls were covered in honeysuckle. Currently in full bloom, the smell is intoxicating.

20130624-124202.jpg
The space is so lush and green. Just the type of space to relax and escape the bustle of Venice.

20130624-124333.jpg

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s