Legion of Honor
This month, we’re highlighting masterworks in our permanent collections. Monet’s ethereal view of The Grand Canal in Venice is a perfect teaser for this summer’s special exhibition  Impressionists on the Water.  In the summer of 1908, a friend of Monet’s wife invited the family to visit the Palazzo Barbaro in Venice. When he arrived, Monet found Venice “too beautiful to be painted” and “unrenderable.” Nonetheless, he soon set to work on groups of paintings that expanded his interest in seriality, the practice of painting the same motif studied at different times of day. The Grand Canal, Venice is one of a group of six related works that depict Sta. Maria della Salute from the steps of the Palazzo Barbaro. All in all, Monet produced thirty-seven views of Venice between October and his return to France in December. Currently on view in Gallery 19.

This month, we’re highlighting masterworks in our permanent collections. Monet’s ethereal view of The Grand Canal in Venice is a perfect teaser for this summer’s special exhibition Impressionists on the Water.

In the summer of 1908, a friend of Monet’s wife invited the family to visit the Palazzo Barbaro in Venice. When he arrived, Monet found Venice “too beautiful to be painted” and “unrenderable.” Nonetheless, he soon set to work on groups of paintings that expanded his interest in seriality, the practice of painting the same motif studied at different times of day.

The Grand Canal, Venice is one of a group of six related works that depict Sta. Maria della Salute from the steps of the Palazzo Barbaro. All in all, Monet produced thirty-seven views of Venice between October and his return to France in December. Currently on view in Gallery 19.

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