Guggenheim Museum in Venice works: the masterpieces you must see

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GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM IN VENICE WORKS: THE MASTERPIECES YOU MUST SEE

Guggenheim Museum in Venice works you must see to avoid missing the most important masterpieces.
It’s not easy to make a selection of the unmissable works of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, because it’s not only the museums housing the most complete collection of works of art of the early 20th century, but it is also the house of a visionary art collector who devoted herself to art.

In this post, instead, you’ll find the unmissable works of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

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GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM IN VENICE WORKS TO SEE

To visit the Guggenheim Museum in Venice you don’t always need to book your entrance ticket, but maybe you should take the visit to the museum accompanied by a tour guide into consideration.
In fact, it’s a museum located in the former house of art collector Peggy Guggenheim. Each room and work, then, has a story to tell about its artist and its art collector.
To book your visit read the post Guggenheim Venice tickets: how to book and visit the museum where you’ll find all the useful links and all possibilities.

Here are the works you must see!

MONDRIAN – COMPOSITION NO. 1 (1938-1939)

Mondrian’s works are perfect geometrical compositions, a tidy representation of the world.
The artist, in fact, represents what he sees with a series of horizontal and vertical lines which form spaces filled with primary colours.
Mondrian’s works, like “Composition No. 1”, are a vision of the world based on absolute precision and an attempt to bring order out of the chaos.

Mondrian | Composition n. 1

Mondrian, Composition N. 1

MAX ERNST – ATTIREMENT OF THE BRIDE (1939-1940)

The Peggy Guggenheim in Venice houses many works by Max Ernst, the Surrealist painter who was Peggy’s husband.
The painting depicts a bride who has the head of an owl, an animal which can see in the dark and which alludes to the fact that the woman through the marriage can access to a superior level and experience sexual love. References to Ernst’s relationship with Peggy are several!

Max Ernst | Attirement of the bride

Max Ernst, Attirement of the bride, 1940-1941

POLLOCK – ALCHEMY (1947)

Alchemy is a work in which Jackson Pollock breaks definitely with traditional painting and drawing, by transforming the act of painting into an art form and giving composition its own structure.

With this work Pollock begins to paint with the dripping technique, that is, dripping color directly onto the canvas and transforming the act of painting into an art form and giving the composition its own structure.
The color and also other materials enter the canvas as if they were attracted by a force that makes art chaos become.

pollock | alchemy

Pollock, Alchemy

MAGRITTE – EMPIRE OF LIGHT (1954)

In my humble opinion, this is the most beautiful work in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Day and night are depicted in the same canvas, and make the landscape absurd, mysterious and harmonious at the same time.
How many stories you can invent and imagine when looking at this painting!

Magritte is one of the most important artists of Surrealism. Read more also read Surrealism: works and artists.

Magritte | empire of light

René Magritte, Empire of light, 1953-1954

READ ALSO – Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict

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