By painting a scene outside of his native France, “Sunset in Venice” marked a defining period in Impressionist master Claude Monet’s life (1840 -1925). Revolutionizing landscape painting, he painted complete scenes outdoors, expressively conveying his feelings with free-form brushstrokes and limitless hues. Monet’s rendering of “Sunset in Venice” expertly depicts its canals with only hints of form through color.
Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) pioneered Impressionism, profoundly influencing landscape painting. From Paris, Monet met the nucleus of his Impressionist group while attending the studio of Glenyre. Making a break from established painting techniques, Monet captured the fleeting effects of time of day, atmosphere and season upon color and light. Like a prism, his artwork broke color into individual elements, and completely lacked black and gray tones. Monet often painted the exact same view numerous times to depict changing light and weather conditions. Refining the portrayal of natural light’s transient effects, his work broke ground for 20th century modernism.
Hand-transferred to canvas, this art print is museum- wrapped around 1.5" wood stretcher bars, hand-finished with brushstrokes to mimic the original texture and finished with hand-painted chocolate edges.