Venice. Home of Marco Polo, Antonio Vivaldi and the amazing Canaletto. Inspiration for millions of different artists, every corner is more beautiful than the last. Never before had I visited a more romantic city. The sunsets over the Ponte Vecchio. Gondolas wandering around Venice's most secret passageways with their Gondolieris serenading their passagers with beautiful Italian songs.
A taste of Venice...
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most beautiful museum in the world, and it holds some of Europe's most precious treasures. Peggy was an American socialite and art collector. Known for her free spirit and eclectic lifestyle, she lived between Venice, Paris and New York. Peggy moved to Paris during the flapper twenties were she met avant-gard artist like
Picasso, Mondrian, Miró... Just a few of the iconic artists represented in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Pegeen Vail was Peggy Guggenheim's only daughter. I loved reading her history, Pegeen was brought up in her mother's ecclectic lifestyle, which probably contributed with her becoming an artist herself. She exhibited her art all over the world, and it was well known for its naive style.
Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana both belong to the Pinault family (François Pinault and François-Henri Pinault)
Palazzo Grassi is a gorgeous palazzo on Venice's Grand Canale. And it holds François Pinault's private collection.
Punta della Dogana used to be Venice's central port/customs point, and it was reformed in 2008 under François-Henri's request, and holds the billionaire's own private collection.
What do you think? I love that the beautiful Venice, where legendary artists lived, is still nowadays filled with art.
Where are your favorite museums?
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