March 29, 2009
Other San Giorgio Maggiore Paintings by Monet
Painting: Venice, The Grand Canal
Artist: Claude Monet
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 73.5 x 92.5 cm
Once stayed in Venice for 3 months, 1908, as he had done in France, Claude Monet painted Grand Canal in series. This work is one of six views of Santa Maria della Salute, seen on this occasion from across the Grand Canal on the steps of the Palazzo Barbaro where he and his wife had lodgings.
Monet finished his views of Venice back home in France. He revisited the city in 1909 to look once more at the light effects and he did not display the pictures in public until 1912.
In late November 1908, Monet and his wife made gondola trips to enjoy ‘these splendid sunsets which are unique in the world’.
A view of the monastery island of San Giorgio, painted from the south-eastern end of Venice. On the right are faintly visible the dome of Santa Maria Salute and the mouth of the Grand Canal.
Also known as San Giorgio Maggiore by/at Twiligh.