Venice is a city of beauty and romance – despite the fact that it is sinking; It is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world offering highly vibrant nightlife as well as museums and art galleries that are irreplaceable for the city. Here are some previews of some of the most famous Venetian museums and galleries.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
The extraordinary collection of the American heiress, Peggy Guggenheim, is one of the most famous selections of modern art throughout Italy, it only seems appropriate that the collection should be at home within Venice. The collection includes Cubism, European abstract and surrealist movements with infamous works by Marino Marini, Brancusi, Picasso, Candinsky, Magret, Rothko, Max Ernst, Dali and Jackson Pollock.
The gallery has a fascinating collection of Venetian paintings dating back to the 1300 offering, including Paolo Veneziano’s Coronation Mary, Carpaccio’s Crucifix and Apotheosis, Lorenzo Lotto’s Portrait of Young Gentleman of His Studio, Giovanni Bellini. Madonna calls Child with St. Catherine and Mary Magdalene, Giorgione’s Tempest, Paolo Veronese’s feast at the House of Levi, and Tintoretto’s Theft of St. Mark’s Body and Criminalization.
One of the most beautiful puzzles on the Grand Canal in Venice, Ca ‘d’Oro (house of gold) is known for its dazzling gilt decoration, which makes the eye completely beautiful. The elegant Palazzo, designed by Giovanni Bonn and his son Bartolomeo Bon, was built between 1425 and 1434, it is now a very attractive art gallery that is open to the public to view.
A white marble mansion on the Grand Canal of Venice, the Palazzo Grassi is famous worldwide as an art museum with an amazing garden theater with over 600 seats. The palace’s museum is widely known for its art exhibitions, with recent and previous shows featuring notorious artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, and Balthas, as well as themes of historical interest such as Phoenicians and Etruscans.