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Throughout his life, Moran often traveled in order to gain inspiration for his art. Although most of his travels were deep into the American West, in two opportunities he took trips to Europe in order not only to see new places, renewing his mental portfolio but also to come in touch with the work of some of the great artists whose work had great influence over his, most prominent of all being J. W. M. Turner. Those trips produced a wealth of work, most important among those the many scenes from Venice produced on both trips.
This oil on canvas, finished in 1902 and possession of private collectors, belongs to the group of paintings produced after the artist’s second travel to Europe. As such, we can see in it a few of the characteristics that differentiate the body of work produced after the first trip from those produced after the second. Chief among those is the choice of color palette. In the paintings concluded after the first trip, Moran employed a more realistic palette, which resulted in a more contrasting range of colors, from the blue sky and sea to the beige of the architecture and the mismatched colors of the mottled sails of the fishing boats Moran was so keen on portraying.
Conversely, when we look at the paintings of Venice produced after his second voyage there, such as this amazing piece, we can see that his palette has developed into an eternal sunset of warm golden yellow hues. Even though the elements are still pretty much the same, they have now become more homogenous in the composition, but without losing their liveliness. It appears that a more experienced Moran preferred a more subdued and smooth color palette, considering the work he developed from this point of his career on out
Apart from that, the collection of Venetian landscapes produced on both trips is quite similar within itself, with the same few landmarks always present near the horizon, framing the docks of Venice, which are permanently crowded by the fishing boats with their colorful sails, to which Moran gave great preference, as opposed to the black low draft gondolas that would be populating the area in reality. That choice confirms Moran’s ethos of portraying not what can be seen, but what makes more of a mark in his mental image of the landscape.
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