Monday, September 13, 2010


We arrived in Venice yesterday and our first full day was spent in the company of world class modern art. First on our list was the Palazzo Grassi where we viewed the incredible collection of Francois Pinault with architecture by Tadao Ando. The standout pieces were by Richard Prince (in the style of William de Kooning), Cy Twombly and Takashi Murakami. The mix of modern art and the historic environment was thrilling.

We then crossed over to the Dorsoduro where the Peggy Guggenheim collection is housed in an historic complex where she once lived. On view were some of the greatest works of the 20th century by artists such as Picasso, Brancusi, Duchamp, Braque and Dali. The temporary exhibit was a retrospective of the work of Adolph Gottlieb – it was great to see the evolution of his artistic career. We were much inspired by the beautiful colour, texture and shapes in his works.

1 comment:

Layers and Layers said...

Gosh, your killing me with this recount of your trip....want to be back so badly! Thinking of you and Knowing that you are having a grand time will suffice for now ... I guess! hahaha