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Art Review: The Impressions of Venice at Dusk by Claude Monet

If you seek a spectacular sunset reenacted on canvas you shouldn’t miss V enice at Dusk or San Giorgio Maggiore al Crepuscolo painted by French Impressionist Claude Monet. The work was finished in 1908 with 37 others in the ancient city of Venice Italy.   Monet did not feel that his paintings were that great and had significant self-doubt about is work but they nevertheless became well known.  He wrote to an art seller about that doubt , " Although I am enthusiastic about Venice, and though I've started a few canvases, I'm afraid I will only bring back beginnings that will be nothing else but souvenirs for me " ( 1 ). Despite his yearnings to quit Monet continued to paint each and every day completing a number of great masterpieces. His works are known for their simplicity and eloquence that many other painters seem to forget in forging their works.  The painting is of a sunset behind San Giorgio Maggiore the sanctuary and monastery ( 2 ). Colors