|Fernand Léger, La Ville, 1919 - olio su tela / A.E. Gallatin Collection, 1952/ © Ferna|
Fortuny y Madrazo|
Ca' Venier dei Leoni. Festa in costume. La marchesa Casati con Giovanni Boldini e un altro ospite, 1913
|Fernand Léger, Trois Femmes à la Table Rouge 1921|
Léger is all the fashion these days -- in 2008, Study for the Woman in Blue, a four feet tall Cubist canvas was sold by Sotheby's for $39.2 million, beating the French painter's previous record of $22.4 million set five years before. Last year, pop star Madonna sold her Léger, Trois Femmes à la Table Rouge, for $7.2 million to benefit her charity, the Ray of Light Foundation.
Piet Mondrian, No. VI / Composition No. II, 1920
Tate, Liverpool © Tate, London 2013© 2013 o 2014 Mondrian / Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International Washington, D.C.
LEGER. 1910-1930 La visione della città contemporanea
February 8 to June 2, 2014
London from Greenwich Park, 1718
L'immagine della città europea dal Rinascimento al Secolo dei Lumi
February 8 to May 18, 2014
Roy Lichtenstein - Man with Folded Arms, 1962Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Panza Collection inv. 84.4
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein, photo credit Brian Forrest
On display in Italy for the first time, the collection includes some of the finest works by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Franz Kline, Donald Judd, Mark Rothko, Dan Flavin, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra and many more. There will also be a group of significant works from the family's private collection.
Giuseppe Panza di Biumo
Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna Venezia
February 2 to May 4, 2014
|Leone marciano andante by Vittore Carpaccio (1516)|
The Most Serene Prince
History and Stories of the Doges and Dogaressas
Palazzo Ducale - Apartment of the Doge
January 26 to June 30, 2014
|EROS at Palazzo Mocenigo|
January 11 to February 14, 2014
There are eleven civic museums in Venice -- the Palazzo Ducale, the Correr, the Fortuny, Carlo Goldoni's House, Palazzo Mocenigo, Ca' Rezzonico, the Glass Museum of Murano, the Lace Museum of Burano, the Museum of Natural History, Ca' Pesaro and the Clock Tower. It was refreshing to see a panel of mostly female faces at the press conference instead of the usual line-up of grey-haired men. It's a passionate team, full of enthusiasm, manifested in the high quality of the exhibitions.
After the conference I wandered around the Correr, which, too, has been all spruced up, including a new cafe where you can lunch reasonably with a view overlooking Piazza San Marco. And I always love to walk through the newly-restored rooms of my favorite empress, the rebellious Sissi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, in the Palazzo Reale, and imagine the times when she woke up and looked out upon the gardens here in Venice.
|Sissy's bedchamber - Photo: Contessanally|
Ciao from Venezia,
Venetian Cat - The Venice Blog