When art patron Peggy Guggenheim met Robert Motherwell in the 1940s, she encouraged the young artist to work with collage and also organised his first solo exhibition at the Art of This Century gallery in New York. This story is remembered in the show Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection space in Venice, where Motherwell’s works on paper from 1941-51 are on display. Through gestures such as cutting, tearing and layering, and the influence of Surrealism, Motherwell, who became an important figure in American abstractionism, developed his own visual vocabulary.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, until 8 September 2013.
A Creative Transatlantic Tango Shapes the Modern World: Paris/New York, 1925-1940
The Museum of the City of New York is highlighting one of the most fascinating instances of artistic and cultural exchange in history in its current exhibit, Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture, 1925
Carlo Cardazzo – a new vision for art
A must-see exhibition at The Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice. Carlo Cardazzo, is now being honoured, marking the 100th anniversary of his birth. It is a name that should be known throughout the world to every student and teacher of modern art. Sadly, this is not the case.