This exhibition documents the impact of the printing revolution on the economic and social development of early modern Europe.
My exhibition had enormous publicity and the pavilion was one of the most popular of the Biennale. I was terribly excited by all this, but what I enjoyed most was seeing the name of Guggenheim appearing on the maps in the public gardens next to the names of Great Britain, France, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Poland . . . I felt as though I were a new European country. Peggy Guggenheim, Out of this Century. Peggy Guggenheim in the Greek Pavilion at the 24th Venice Biennale, where she exhibited her collection, while she hangs Seated Woman II (1939, PGC) by Joan Miró; 1948. Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Photo Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche. Gift, Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia, 2005. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the exhibition of the collection of Peggy Guggenheim in the Greek Pavilion at the 24th Venice Biennale. In order to commemorate this milestone event in the history of 20th-century art, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents an homage exhibition 1948: The Biennale of Peggy Guggenheim, curated by Gražina Subelytė, Assistant Curator, installed in the Project Rooms from 25 May to 25 November 2018. The exhibition will partially recreate the setting of the pavilion through documents, photographs, letters, and for the first […]
MINIATURE PORTRAITS and other memories at the time of Napoleon. The Paola Sancassani collection Visita il Museo Correr
In the Napoleonic Halls of what was once the Royal Palace and is now Museo Correr, a new donation will go on show of a group of miniature portraits from the first half of the nineteenth century, mostly Italian but including some French and English, together with various artefacts of Napoleonic interest. The miniatures show us the faces of men and women vividly captured by the refined art of the miniature, a specialisation that was much sought after and appreciated in the nineteenth century, producing exceptional artists, some of them renowned. Today, many of these faces are anonymous, whereas others belong to wellknown personalities or figures from the Napoleonic age, including the emperor himself. In Europe and beyond, both during the Empire and after its fall, the epic story and myth of the period inspired a true “Napoleon-mania” that was translated into the most varied objects. The idea of rediscovering and preserving even a few evocative fragments of that crucial moment inspired the collection of Veronese Paola Sancassani – Venetian by choice and a great lover of history – now generously donated to Venice Civic Museums. Waiting to be discovered at the Correr Museum are fascinating miniature portraits of Napoleon, […]