In Venice for the really wonderful exhibition ‘Léger 1910 – 1930’. The exhibition focuses on the ‘Vision of the Contemporary City’ pursued by Leger and other artists who had first-hand experience of the radical transformations that shaped everyday life throughout the world with the industrialization and urbanization of the years 1910 – 30.
Divided into five sections (The Metropolis Before the Great War, The Painter of the City, Advertising, Entertainment, Space), the works presented included more than 60 by Léger, including the extraordinary painting ‘La Ville’, as well as works by Delaunay, Mondrian, Gris, Duchamp and other avant-garde artists.
Fernand Léger ‘La Ville’ (1919)
Fernand Léger ‘Les Disques’ (1918)
Fernand Léger ‘Animated Landscape’ (1924)
Fernand Léger ‘La Roue’ film poster (1923)
Juan Gris ‘Still Life Before an Open Window’ (1915)
Marcel Duchamp ‘Nude Descending a Staircase’ (1911)
The International Gallery of Modern Art, Ca’Pesaro, Venice
A visit to the Gallery of Modern Art at Ca’Pesaro, which contains an excellent collection of paintings and sculptures, including masterpieces by Rodin, Kandinsky, Klee, Chagall and Moore, amongst others.
Auguste Rodin ‘The Burghers of Calais’ (1889)
Emile Nolde ‘Flowering Plants’ (1909)
Wassily Kandinsky ‘White Zig Zags’ (1922)
Giorgio de Chirico ‘Mysterious Baths’ (1935)