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Venice: Grand Canal at Sunset

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Complete this puzzle to reveal Venice: Grand Canal at Sunset by American artist Thomas Moran.

Thomas Moran is perhaps best known for his paintings of the American West, but at the age of 49 he became captivated by the Italian city of Venice, painting it more than any other subject during the last 35 years of his long career.

Moran first visited Venice in 1886, but had already experienced the city through the literary and artistic works of Lord Byron, J. M. W. Turner, and John Ruskin. In a letter written in 1888, Moran wrote, “Venice is an inexhaustible mine of pictorial treasures for the artist and of dreamy remembrance to those who have been fortunate enough to visit it.”

In this dramatic work, Moran depicts the Grand Canal at sunset and has manipulated the composition so that two of Venice’s most prominent landmarks—the Campanile of St. Mark’s Basilica and the domes of Santa Maria della Salute—can be seen in a single view.


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