Seagulls, River Thames in London - 1904. Claude Monet painted a series of oil paintings of the Palace of Westminster, home of the British Parliament, in the fall of 1899 and the early months of 1900 and 1901 during his stays in London. All of the series' paintings share the same viewpoint from Monet's window or a terrace at St Thomas’ Hospital, overlooking the Thames and the approximate canvas size of 81 cm x 92 cm. Only difference between them was the time of the day and the weather circumstances during which they were painted.
By the time of the Houses of Parliament series, Monet had abandoned his earlier practice of completing a painting on the spot in front of the motif. He carried on refining the images back in France, and sent to London for photographs to help in this. This caused some adverse reaction, but Monet's reply was that his means of creating a work was his own business, and it was up to the viewer to judge the final result. This particular view point of River Thames belongs to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia. #art #modernart #claudemonet #monet #riverthames #thames #seagulls #london #frenchinlondon #britishparliament #artoftheday #impressionism #moscow #pushkinmuseumoffinearts