Venice has always been a magical city for artists. Both French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and American Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924) utilized color in particular to recreate its monumental buildings and multiple bridges. For instance, Prendergast’s Ponte della Paglia vibrates with rich patterns of stain glass-like tones while Renoir’s Venice (Doge’s Palace) is defined by the luminous light […]
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French artist Eugene Boudin (1824-1898) was a master of seascapes and his art was an inspiration for the young Claude Monet (1840-1926), who worked with the older painter in their native city Le Havre in Normandy. Boudin also traveled to Venice and like so many painters through the centuries, captured in paint monumental landmarks […]
British landscapist J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) traveled three times to Venice, now engulfed by flood waters, immortalizing its monumental beauty in numerous works of art.
Click on the individual works of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them. Monet did not get to Vienna where I am enjoying myself now. But he did travel thousands of miles during his 86 years, even reaching what he must have considered the faraway country of Norway (in winter!), where his stepson Jacques was then […]