From Kandinsky to Pollock, the Art of the Guggenheim Collections

01 From Kandinsky to Pollock at Palazzo Strozzi
From March 19th to July 24th Palazzo Strozzi in Florence is hosting the major exhibition “From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections”. Over one hundred masterpieces from the 1920s to the 1960s to reconstruct the relationship and ties between Europe and America through the lives of two leading collectors, Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim, who played such a key role in 20th century art.

02 Vasily Kandinsky, White Cross, 1922, oil on canvas

The exhibition will offer visitors the opportunity to compare between the fundamental works of European masters of modern art such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, and the so-called ‘Unformed’ Europeans like Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana with American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein and Mark Rothko. Here is the story of the Neo-Avant-Garde movements which were born after World War II.

03 Jackson Pollock, Circumcision, 1946, oil on canvas

This exceptional display also wishes to celebrate a special tie that goes back many years, when in February 1949 Peggy Guggenheim decided to show precisely in Palazzo Strozzi the collection that was later to find a permanent home in Venice.

04 Emilio Vedova, Hostage City, 1954, india ink, tempera, sand and enamel on paper

On display paintings, sculptures, engravings and photographs from the Guggenheim collections in New York and Venice and other leading international museums. Full price ticket costs 12 Euros. Opening hours daily from 10 am to 8 pm, except on Thursdays from 10 am to 11 pm.

05 Alexander Calder, Le Grand Passage, 1974, tempera and India ink on paper

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