Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice Italy

Day one of our Venice trip was for Architecture while day two was for art.

We had an early breakfast and made our way to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni where Peggy Guggenheim lived and is now a museum.

There was a large queue when we arrived at 9.30am, even though the museum doesn't open until 10am. When it did open, it took a long time to process tickets and we got in at about 10.20am. The entrance fee is €15 and we paid an additional €7 for an audio tour.

Peggy Guggenheim is one of the most famous supporters and collectors of modern art. She brought so many young artists to the attention of the world and without her support who knows what the art world would look like today. Samuel Beckett had told Peggy that one must support artists and it is best to buy paintings from living artists. Guggenheim certainly took this on board with one of her most famous painters being Jackson Pollock (click here for a video in the Pollock room). 

My blog musings won't do the collection any justice (it really is something you must go and see yourself) so I will end here and leave you with this Jackson Pollock picture that I took in the Peggy Guggenheim museum.