Palazzo Dario

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41368

"Palazzo Dario," painted by Claude Monet in 1908, exemplifies his mature Impressionist style. It captures the exquisite Venetian architecture with fluid, layered brushstrokes and luminous, mutable colors. This piece is special due to its departure from Monet's traditional landscapes, offering instead a stunning rendition of man-made grandeur. His fascination with light and color are distinctively applied to the building's façade, transforming a static structure into a lively, transient image. This artistic evolution marks "Palazzo Dario" as a unique gem in Monet's oeuvre.

49 cm

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Total € 195

Claude Monet, the paragon of Impressionism, is universally recognized for his remarkable mastery in capturing fleeting moments of natural light. Among his prolific output, one painting, in particular, stands out – the “Palazzo Dario.” Painted in 1908, it forms a part of his much-revered Venetian series and is an exquisite testament to Monet’s continuous evolution as an artist.

Set against the ethereal backdrop of Venice, “Palazzo Dario” portrays a gothic palazzo located by the Grand Canal. Monet, mesmerized by the city’s aqueous shimmer and luminary mirage, embarked on his Venetian series during his stay in Venice. The “Palazzo Dario” embodies his quintessential impressionistic style – a magical amalgamation of light, color, and texture.

Monet’s “Palazzo Dario” is particularly special because of the unique context it represents. Painted during the later stage of his career, it reflects a deeper exploration of atmospheric effects, embracing the mystical character of Venice. Monet’s brushwork in this painting is both delicate and assertive, reflecting the architectural grandeur of the Palazzo, while maintaining the ephemeral essence of Impressionism.

Furthermore, the “Palazzo Dario” is distinctive because Monet seldom painted urban architecture. More known for his depictions of landscapes and natural settings like water lilies, haystacks, or the Rouen Cathedral, this painting underscores a departure from his typical subjects. Monet’s endeavor to capture the splendor of this Venetian palace presents an artistic fusion between the architectural rigidity of the Palazzo and his characteristic fluid style.

The “Palazzo Dario,” therefore, not only embodies the allure of the city that entranced Monet but also serves as an exceptional piece in the broader narrative of his artistic journey. As we admire this masterpiece, we are captivated by the timeless beauty of Venice as seen through Monet’s eyes and gain a deeper appreciation of his innovative artistic legacy.

Original size:
66 x 81 cm (width x height)
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40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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