The Era of Impressionism

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At the Getty Museum, we first did a self-tour, after lunch we joined a couple of the museum tours.

Our guide of the “Era of Impressionism” chose two of Claude Monet’s paintings for this tour. One was Sunrise (Marine) that Monet portrayed the industrial port of Le Havre of France.

Later of the day, I checked my iPhone and saw the “Fondation Beyeler – Monet 23” on my WP reader. The post was about Monet’s Charing Cross Bridge by Dr. Hb. I thought it was a nice coincidence.

Monet used the same effect of sunlight and diffused fog shimmering on the water for both Sunrise and Charing Cross Bridge, one is an industrial city (London) and the other is an industrial port (Le Havre).

This is how Dr. Hb describes this painting:

“Charing Cross Bridge, Fog on the Thames. Monet was in London at the turn of the century and…

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