Magnet Monet - London, Houses of Parliament
Claude Monet (1840-1926)
London, Houses of Parliament. The Sun Shining through the Fog 1904 - Oil on canvas H. 81; W. 92 cm; The Orsay Museum
The London Houses of Parliament crop up regularly in Monet's work in 1900. At first the artist observed them from the terrace of St Thomas Hospital, on the opposite bank, near Westminster Bridge. Monet's London production, which includes views of Charing Cross bridge and Waterloo bridge, is in fact dominated by variations in the light and atmosphere due to the famous London fog, which enveloped the city, especially in autumn and winter.