Wednesday, February 11, 2015

San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk

The San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk was painted between 1908 and 1912, and is an impressionist painting by Claude Monet painted with oil on canvas. It depicts a sunset in Venice. Monet visited Venice with his wife in 1908 and was invited by his wife to meet her at the waterfront. Monet was hesitant to do so because he feared he would conform to other artists that were drawn to Venice. What makes this painting interesting is that this was finished unlike many of his painting of Venice. Monet found that Venice was "too beautiful to be painted", however, it is believed that the death of his wife in 1911 drove him to complete the piece.

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