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Claude Monet's “Venice at Dusk” Canvas Oil Painting Reproductions Art

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     The full original size of Venice at Dusk aka Church of San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight aka Crepuscule a Venise was 28.7 x 36.2 in. / 73 x 92 cm. It was painted in Autumn 1908 in Venice where Monet and his wife Alice had traveled by their own chauffeur-driven car. They stayed first at the Palazzo Barbaro and later at the Hotel Brittania. The painting is currently on display at the Bridgestone Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan.
Venice at Dusk | Church of San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight | Crepuscule a Venise, 1908, oil on canvas, 28.7 x 36.2 in. / 73 x 92 cm, US$275
     The period during which Monet created this riverscape or seascape painting was when he began losing his eyesight from gray cataracts. Much like van Gogh, suffering seemed to provoke him to do his greatest work.
     Venice at Dusk
was one of the first paintings in Monet's “Venice series" which he created until 1912. Like his “water lilies series”, “Japanese bridge series”, and “Thames River series”, Monet completed by memory at his studio in Giverny many of the paintings in this series — a concept he had staunchly opposed until about 1900. In the “Venice series” stone structures and architecture are noticeably sacrificed to light and color.
     During the Franco-Prussian War, Monet fled to London for two years to avoid conscription into the military. While in London he spent a lot of time with Pissarro which affected his painting style, changing his choice of colors and continually decreasing the size of his brushstrokes.
Claude Monet in 1923-24 on the Rose Path leading to the house in his garden at Giverny

     Monet believed nature was a sanctuary from the sadder side of life — particularly commercial development — and he made sure every home he had after the war had a luxurious garden — or he made one. Above is a photo of Claude Monet in 1923-24 on the Rose Path leading to the house in his garden at Giverny.

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