Houses of Parliament in the Fog
In the early 1900s, Impressionist painter Claude Monet made a series of views of the Houses of Parliament in London. He worked from a balcony of Saint Thomas’s Hospital, directly across the River Thames. In this view, the Thames is covered by thick fog, and the Houses of Parliament loom in the distance. As is typical of Monet’s very late work, with its lack of spatial depth and very free brushwork, this painting verges on abstraction.