Wednesday, July 29, 2009

San Giorgio Maggiore at Twilight

A logical follow-up of the previous post - this is real art with a Venice connection. Claude Monet (1840-1926) visited that beautiful city in the fall of 1908 and returned with 37 new paintings - as a painter of water and monuments, he experienced the shock of encountering a city that unites both. And although the subjects are of course touristic, even for that time, his unique style turns them into masterpieces. Personally, I like this one the best.

More on Monet in the wikipedia article linked to below.