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As Thomas Moran’s career went on, his technique became increasingly experimental, following different paths for each new work and subject matter. In this oil on canvas from 1898, the artist portrays the coastline of the city of Venice, where he traveled to in various opportunities throughout his life. Now owned by private collectors, this depiction of an early evening in the Venetian coast barely seems to belong to Moran’s body of work, but some of its characteristics allow us to make the connection.
It would be a rather uncommon choice of subject matter, considering the whole of Moran’s career, except that the standard for subject matter choices in the later years of Moran’s career is not set by his career, but by another artist’s. The artist in question would be J. W. M. Turner, whose career Moran followed closely since the very beginning of his own, and who produced some great works using the city of Venice as his model.
Further, the style of the painting does not seem to fit Moran’s career as a Hudson River School artist, with its more chaotic brushwork, less defined contours and overall a smoother appearance to the composition. In fact, the only shapes that stand out from the background are the boats in the close foreground, although they are still very blurred, while the rest of the painting just sort of blends in similar shades of yellow and blue.
The choice of color palette, in fact, is one of the few aspects of the painting that could be relatable to Moran’s more famous works, as it veers towards the same tones the artist had employed to portray the rocky formations of the American West. This aspect creates a mild, warm mien for the city, making it look more like a placid village than the bustling trade city it became renowned for being. On the other hand, Moran’s choice of palette makes it so that it seems like Venice sees a very early moon, which in and of itself makes it a portrayal of a rather uncommon event.
In short, this beautiful painting allows us to glimpse at Moran’s late development as an artist, offering a rather interesting combination between his own earlier style, J. W. M. Turner’s proto Impressionist influence, and Moran’s own late career experimentations.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Moonlight in Venice, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Moonlight in Venice that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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