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Vom 10 Oktober 2009 bis 3 Januar 2010

Prendergast In Italy – Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

prendergast-in-italiaFrom Saturday October  10, 2009 to January 3, 2010 The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is been hosting for the first time in Italy the exhibition ‘Prendergast in Italy’ that gives the public the opportunity to admire the works by the American Post-Impressionist artist who depicted the lagoon town and Italy in its whole in a huge number of artworks. Prendergast made all his works after two important trips in Italy, the first in 1898 when he stopped also in Padova, Firenze, Siena ,Assisi, Orvieto, Roma, Napoli and Capri, and the other in 1911. The display deals with the group of artworks dedicated to Venice, fixed by the artist in its modernity, through vivacious episodes of daily life. In fact Prendergast, as an American chronicler of a modern Venice, is fascinated by the modern nature of the Serenissima, with its rich and fashionable visitors, its parades and feasts which were, on the one hand, the representation of  the historical tradition and, on the other one, the reply to international tourism, all this being depicted by means of picturesque impressionist views crowded with coloured multitudes of pedestrians going along calli, bridges and squares.
The 50 works on display, among watercolours, oil paintings and monotypes, beside photos, films, guidebook and travel advertisements, place the artist’s creations inside a new visual culture shared by the Americans at the beginning of the Twentieth century and contribute to create a strong impression of the topography, the habits and the Italian populations of ancient times. Visit all our Special Offer to discover our prices for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.