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Encyclopedia > Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a small museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It is one of several museums of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy The Grand Canal (italian: Canal Grande) is Venices largest waterway. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia) is the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,663 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ... The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1937 by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist Hilla Rebay. ...

Containing prinicipally the personal art collection of Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979), a former wife of artist Max Ernst and a niece of mining magnate Solomon R. Guggenheim, this museum houses a somewhat smaller and more idiosyncratic collection than the other Guggenheim Foundation museums. However, the works on display include those of prominent American modernists and Italian futurists. Pieces in the collection embrace Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. These include notable works by Picasso, Dali, Magritte, Brancusi (including a sculpture from the Bird in Space series) and Pollock. Peggy Guggenheim (August 26, 1898 - December 23, 1979) was an American art collector. ... Max Ernst Max Ernst (April 2, 1891 – April 1, 1976) was a German Dadaist and surrealist artist. ... Solomon Robert Guggenheim (1861 – 1949) was a American art collector and philanthropist. ... For Modernism in an American context, see American modernism. ... Futurism was a 20th century art movement. ... It has been suggested that Analytic cubism, Synthetic cubism be merged into this article or section. ... Yves Tanguy Indefinite Divisibility 1942 Surrealism[1] is a movement stating that the liberation of our mind, and subsequently the liberation of the individual self and society, can be achieved by exercising the imaginative faculties of the unconscious mind to the attainment of a dream-like state different from, or... This USPS stamp illustrates Pollocks drip technique. ... Pablo Ruiz Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) was a Spanish painter and sculptor. ... Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech, Marquis of Pubol or Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known popularly as Salvador Dalí, was a Spanish (Catalan) artist and one of the most important painters of the 20th century. ... Constantin Brancusi Constantin Brancusi (February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957, originally Constantin BrâncuÅŸi IPA: ), was a Romanian sculptor, born in HobiÅ£a, Gorj, near Târgu Jiu, where he placed his sculptural ensemble with The Table of Silence, The Gate of the Kiss and The Endless Column. ... Bird in Space by Brancusi Bird in Space sculptures by Constantin Brancusi, a romanion sculptor. ... Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement. ...

The collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an unfinished 18th century palazzo which was never built past the ground floor level. In one room, the museum also exhibits a few paintings by her daughter Pegeen Vail. In the courtyards between the main buildings are sculpture gardens containing an extensive collection of works. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...

Its most famous (or notorious) exhibit is the 1948 bronze "The Angel of the City" by Marino Marini, positioned at the front of the palazzo, facing the Grand Canal. It is rumoured that this nude and clearly excited horse rider was originally possessed of a screw-in (sic) demountable penis so that it could be removed in order to avoid offending passing VIPs. So many of the bronze phalluses were stolen (although this may be an urban myth), that the current member has been welded to the Angel's body. Marino Marini (1901- 1980) was a twentieth-century Italian sculptor. ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ... A Very Important Person, or VIP (pronouced vee-eye-pee) is a person who is accorded special privileges due to his or her status or importance. ... Urban Legend is also the name of a 1998 movie. ...

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the most important museum in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. Philip Rylands is the museum's current director. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...

External links

  • Official website
  • Satellite image from Google Maps (on the south bank of the Grand Canal, to the right of the gardens)
  • Wikimapia entry

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Peggy Guggenheim (504 words)
Born Marguerite Guggenheim, on August 26, 1898 to a wealthy New York City family, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim, who went down with the Titanic in 1912 and the niece of Solomon Guggenheim would establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
At the age of 21 Peggy Guggenheim inherited a small fortune, but as the poorer branch of the family, it was an amount far less than the vast wealth of her father's siblings.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the most important museum in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection - Venice (1211 words)
Peggy Guggenheim was the great-granddaughter of Swiss immigrant Simon Guggenheim.
Peggy began her career in the arts in 1938 as the owner of a gallery, Guggenheim Jeune, in London, hobnobbing with the likes of Samuel Beckett, Marcel Duchamp, and other giants of the art scene.
Peggy is buried in a corner, next to her dogs, her "beloved babies"—Peacock, Sir Herbert, Gypsy, Hong Kong, and the rest.
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