Peggy Guggenheim Collection@guggenheim_venice

An astonishing collection of 20th century art collected by Peggy Guggenheim. Instagrams by Maria Rita Cerilli, Officer for Press and Social Media

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“She [Peggy] was so - how can I say - devoted to me as a person for having given her these gates” - Born on this day Claire Falkenstein. A leader of postwar American sculpture, she was also prolific in painting, printmaking, glass, jewelry and architectural commissions. In the 60s she created the entrance gates to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, now part of the museum.  #ClaireFalkenstein  #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
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Ph. Matteo de Fina


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“My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement. Even my triangles are spheres, but they are spheres of a different shape.” Born on this day the American artist Alexander Calder, internationally known as the originator of the “mobile”, a type of moving sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended shapes that move in response to touch or air currents. Enjoy his “Arc of Petals”, 1941, from our collection and currently on view in our Calder’s Hall. #AlexanderCalder #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
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Ph. Andrea Sarti/CAST1466 / ©️ 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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“LA Times. Looking  up. I walk around looking up, finding interesting views. The detail and the surprise. These windows are in the ceiling, hidden above, casting reflections in unusual places in this library. I like the dialog between  the circle and the square, and the third shape created by the light coming in. It only happens in the early  afternoon. This third shape is like the ghost that appears and goes out quietly" - Maria Schneider @mariarschneider, 3rd place winner of our photo-contest #PhotographyAlbers
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Ph. Maria Schneider


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“Geometry, space and light. Because white light contains all wavelengths” - Belén Purroy @belentxo, 2nd place winner of our photo-contest #PhotographyAlbers
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Ph. Belén Purroy


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To all our followers - art - architecture - photography lovers. Today we are glad to announce the winner of our photo-contest #PhotographyAlbers. Thank you Stefanos Kouratzis @stefanos_kouratzis for sharing this image. It definitely reflects the spirit of this contest, representing an evocative architecture detail, taken in Nicosia, Cyprus. This image is part of a long project called “Architectural fragments” currently on view at the Cyprus Pavilion (16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018). We also selected the 2nd and the 3rd place winners 👉 Belén Purroy @belentxo and Maria Schneider @mariarschneider. We will share their pictures tomorrow and on Friday.

Thanks again to all our participants, keep following us!

Ph. Stefanos Kouratzis


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"Data l'esistenza della fotografia e della cinematografia, la riproduzione pittorica del vero non interessa né può interessare più nessuno" - Giacomo Balla. Born on this day the Italian artist Giacomo Balla. Among the major Italian artists, in 1910 Balla signed the second Futurist painting manifesto of 1910 with Boccioni, Carrà, Russolo, and Severini. In late 1912 to early 1913 Balla turned to the exploration of movement and, more specifically, the speed of racing automobiles. It has been proposed that “Abstract Speed + Sound” (1913-14), from our collection, was the central section of a narrative triptych suggesting the alteration of landscape by the passage of a car through the atmosphere. #GiacomoBalla #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
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©️ Giacomo Balla, by SIAE 2018


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"Photography helps people to see". Born on this day the American photographer Berenice Abbott. From our collection her portrait of Peggy Guggenheim, commissioned by the collector while Berenice was working as a darkroom assistant for the photographer Man Ray. As a portrait photographer Abbott wished to develop a style that was different from that of her teacher, Man Ray, avoiding anything contrived or fanciful. Abbott wanted to allow the strength of the female sitter to shine through and felt that a portrait should be much more than a likeness. It should reveal the subject’s character. Facial expression, dress and surroundings, gesture or mannerism – all of these were to work toward some idea of the person’s inner life. Consequently, Abbott’s portrait of Peggy expertly captures the essence of the future art collector (who also had a lifelong love of dogs). #BereniceAbbott #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
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Ph. Peggy Guggenheim Collection Archives, Venice. Purchase, 1988 / Courtesy Ikona Gallery, Venice


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Postcard from last night #FestadelRedentore #Redentore2018 #Venice
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Ph. @missymary80


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Wishing to all our followers in Venice a great Festa del Redentore with this beautiful watercolor by the American painter Maurice Prendergast "Festa del Redentore", 1899. #FestadelRedentore #Redentore2018 🎆


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Last call, last days, last chance to enjoy our #PhotographyAlbers Contest through July 15. Taking inspiration from the shots that Josef Albers took during his travels to Mexico, immortalizing the architectural details of of pre-colombian monuments, share on your Instagram account detail shots of architectural structures in black in white with the hashtag #PhotographyAlbers. The three best photographs will be published on the museum Instagram profile, and the winner will receive a museum membership card as well as a copy of the exhibition catalog “Josef Albers in Mexico”. #PhotographyAlbers #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
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The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / ©️ Josef Albers, by SIAE 2018 / Ph. Matteo de Fina


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“Quando conoscerò la tua anima, dipingerò i tuoi occhi.” Born on this day the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. From our collection his “Woman in a Sailor Shirt”, 1916, bequeathed to the Guggenheim Foundation in 2016, and now on view in the museum. #AmedeoModigliani #PeggyGuggenheimCollection #Guggenheim


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"La potenza intellettuale di un uomo si misura dalla dose di umorismo che è capace di utilizzare". Born on this day the Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico, father of metaphysical painting. His enigmatic works of 1911-17 provided a crucial inspiration for the Surrealist painters, as “The Red Tower (La Tour rouge)”, 1913, from our collection. The dreamlike atmosphere of this composition results from irrational perspective, the lack of a unified light source, the elongation of shadows, and a hallucinatory focus on objects. Italian piazza bounded by arcades or classical façades is transformed into ominously silent and vacant settings for invisible dramas #GiorgiodeChirico #PeggyGuggenheimCollection.
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©️ Giorgio de Chirico, by SIAE 2018


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