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The Houses of Parliament by Monet

  • January 9, 2014
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Beginning in February 1900 Impressionist Claude Monet painted on a terrace of the Saint Thomas Hospital in London near the Westminster Bridge across the Thames River from the Houses of Parliament.  He executed a series of paintings depicting the Houses of Parliament at different times of day and in different weather conditions.  He reportedly moved from one canvas to the next as the light changed.  The paintings were all created on canvases identical in size, 81 x 92 cm (31 7/8 x 36 1/4 in), and with oil paints. Monet wrote, “I love London.  It is a mass, an ensemble, and it is so simple. Then, in London, what I …..

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