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The Doge's Palace (Le Palais ducal)

Claude Monet1908

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Daunted by Venice’s innumerable picturesque views and its art-historical legacy, Claude Monet delayed visiting the city until 1908. Once there, he explored his familiar artistic concerns—reflection, atmosphere, and structure—now seen afresh in the particular waterways, light, and architecture of Venice. In this rendering of the Doge’s Palace, captured from his seat in a gondola across the Grand Canal, Monet dissolves the solid structure and its reflection into a shimmer of colors.

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