“Art doesn't reproduce what we see; rather it makes us see”. Happy B'Day to the Swiss artist #PaulKlee. At the #peggyguggenheimcollection his 'Portrait of Frau P. in the South (Bildnis der Frau P. im Süden)', 1924. The portrait is a good-natured caricature of what might be two prim northern ladies whose absurd hats insufficiently shield them from the intensity of the Mediterranean sun. The vivid, warm color that thickens and thins atmospherically over the surface of the page is incised with simplified graphic contours. The heart shape on Frau P.’s chest appears frequently in Klee’s work, sometimes as a mouth, nose, or torso.
“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul” Happy B’Day #VasilyKandinsky pioneer of Abstract and modern art. At the #peggyguggenheimcollection his 'Landscape with Red Spots, No. 2'. The artist presents the landscape as an exalted, spiritualized vision. He achieves the sublimity of the image by freeing color from its descriptive function to reveal its latent expressive content.
Happy B'Day #AlbertGleizes French artist, theoretician, philosopher a self-proclaimed founder of Cubism. In our collection his "Woman with Animals" (1914): the seated woman is the wife of Raymond Duchamp-Villon. Typically Cubist elements are the fusion of figure and ground, the frontal, centralized pose, the multiple views of the sitter’s face, the choppy brushstrokes defining and shading planes, and the patterning of areas to resemble collage. Futurist devices are the repetition of form to describe movement. #PeggyGuggenheimCollection
#TBT#ThrowBackThursday - In September 1949 Peggy Guggenheim opened her garden to the public when she curated the “Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture”. In the exhibition she included Marino Marini’s "The Angel of the City (Angelo della Città)". Then Peggy decided to place Marini’s ‘Angel’ between the two gates overlooking the Grand Canal, where the sculpture has remained since then. From Jan. 27, 2018 the museum celebrates Marino Marini with the exhibition "Marino Marini. Visual Passions" (through May 1).
Peggy Guggenheim at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice, 60s / Fondazione Solomon R. Guggenheim, foto Archivio CameraphotoEpoche, donazione Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia, 2005.
Announced today. The exhibition "But a Storm Is Blowing From Paradise" will travel to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna @GAM_Milano in April 2018. Recently acquired works by 13 artists explore intersecting themes of architecture, geometry, and history. After debuting at @guggenheim NY last year, this new installation at @GAM_Milano converses with the building’s own architectural heritage and raises urgent issues of migration and displacement in areas around the world, including Italy. #Guggenheim#GuggUBSMAP
Ph. David Heald
Image >> Abbas Akhavan, ""Study for a Monument," (2013-16) (detail)
"Superfluo dire quanto ami gli spazi del vostro museo". Our visitor Stefano Galli shared with us his thought and memories of his visit at the #PeggyGuggenheimCollection. Thanx Stefano! #HowDoYouSee: send on FB your pics at the museum and we’ll share them on our socials!