It has taken me many attempts to get the last name right. GUGGENHEIM!!!!
The gallery was incredible. Very inspirational. Definitely worth a go.
What is now the gallery used to be Peggy’s home. I learned that she was an art collector. It was also very interesting to find cards around the galley with photos of what the house used to look like.
Here is the website for further info: http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/inglese/museum/peggy.html
The types of art in the gallery were varied. There was a bit of everything, really. But all very modern. I was in luck because at the moment there is a Jackson Pollock exhibition.
It wasn’t very long ago I learned about his work, but I did that in university through doing the Sonic Arts option of Constellation in the first year. In a way, I feel a special connection and recognition for his work.
I had to search all of these artists because I didn’t know who they were. Ignorance is NEVER bliss.
At the same time, I think is great that I enjoy and appreciate their work without knowing who they are. Sometimes personal likes and dislikes can get in the way.
Was an American sculptor, recognized as the originator of them mobile (type of kinetic sculpture).
I liked the optical illusion this gave me. The effect the light in the gallery had in reflecting the shade of white dots on the white wall was really beautiful. I tried to capture that in the photo. I think it’s difficult to tell what is a shadow and what is an actual circle.
Being honest, I thought all of Calder’s work in the gallery was excellent. I am just looking at the notes I took. All of his work I highlighted to write about.
Was not a sculptor, a draftsman, or a painter. This internationally renowned modern artist never had professional training. He was first and foremost a collector. He loved to scour old book shops and secondhand stores of new York looking for souvenirs, theatrical memorabilia, old prints and photographs, music scores, and French literature.
Joseph Cornell was a collector. He used objects found and placed them in/ on boxes.
Was a Swiss-born painter, printmaker and draughtsman of German nationality, was originally associated with the Germangroup Der Blaue Reiter, and subsequently taught at the , the widely influential German art school of the interwar period.
What I found most interesting about this piece were the textures I could see. You had to look very closely to be able to find everything that was going on. I tried to capture as much as I could with my phone. But I didn’t think the light in this part of the gallery was particularly good.