The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (29 February to 6 May 2012) – an exhibition entitled “European Art: 1949-1979/Marion R Taylor: Painting, 1966-2001”.
One of the exhibition’s rooms is dedicated to Marion Richardson Taylor (d. 2010) an American artist (she lived in Europe). The wife of a diplomat, who hosted legendary dinner parties for political figures and intellectuals. Her artistic styles switched between abstract expressionism, portraits, Cubist still lives (maybe?) and small-sized drawings. Taylor constantly had to rethink her art – which gives the viewer of this retrospective the impression that Marion Taylor lacked direction or intellectual conviction in her art – maybe underlining that well-known fact that it is not what you know but who you know that counts.
Easter Sunday in Venice – #cipriani Wow what a hotel… …and what an amazing Easter Sunday – the view from the bedroom window has got to be one of the best ever! The church bells rang out from dawn and the smell of Spring followed the … Continue reading