Arts Everyday Living: Traveling with Monet—Along the canals of Amsterdam

Claude Monet, The Windmill on the Onbekende Gracht, 1874, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

There are the most amusing things everywhere in the Netherlands. Houses of every color, hundreds of windmills and enchanting boats…..

Claude Monet, letter to Camille Pissarro, June 17, 1871

The Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) traveled to the Netherlands a number of times, often depicting the omnipresent windmills and canals.

 

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