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Zoom Magnet - Claude Monet, Grand Canal Venice

Magnet - Claude Monet, Grand Canal Venice

$2.00 Regular price $4.95


This magnet has been designed and made exclusively for the NGV design store in celebration of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2021, French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston provides the rare opportunity to see a significant grouping of Impressionist masterworks in Australia, featuring works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt and more. French Impressionism charts the trajectory of the late-nineteenth century artistic movement, highlighting the key milestones and figures at the centre of this period of experimentation and revolution in modern art.


Diameter: 9cm x 6.5cm
Made in Melbourne and exclusive to NGV design store

About the artwork

Venice, Monet once told his wife, was ‘too beautiful to paint’. But when he accepted the invitation of an American friend to stay at her rented palazzo on the Grand Canal in 1908, he set to work, painting thirty-seven canvases over the course of his visit. This view, taken from the boat landing of the Palazzo Barbaro, captures the baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute and its reflection dancing on the water. Unlike many painters of Venetian views, Monet showed less interest in representing famous monuments than in capturing the play of light and reflection on the city’s waterways.

Claude Monet
Grand Canal, Venice (detail), 1908
Oil on canvas
73.7 x 92.4 cm
Bequest of Alexander Cochrane
Reproduced with permission.
©2021, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Magnet - Claude Monet, Grand Canal Venice

$2.00 Regular price $4.95


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