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The grand canal of Venice (Blue Venice)

Edouard Manet

The grand canal of Venice (Blue Venice)

Edouard Manet
  • Date: 1875; Venice, Italy 
  • Style: Impressionism
  • Genre: cityscape
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: Venice, boats-and-ships
  • Dimensions: 54 x 65 cm
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Manet visited the Grand Canal Venice in September 1875 with his friend and fellow painter from outside the Impressionist circle James Tissot, who had settled in London after the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. Although the watery splendour of Venice has inspired many great artists, Manet found it hard to settle, but in spite of this he managed to paint one of his most dashingly Impressionist art works.

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