The Canal. Impressionism.

Biking back over the Union Street Bridgetoday I stopped to watch a group of artists quietly painting the battered waterway.  It was a really surprising place to see artists at work.  It called to mind for me this thing I read once which touched on Monet’s series on the river Thames.

At the time, it was the Industrial Revolution and Monet was seeking to capture the natural beauty of a commercial river filtered through the smog and rainbow hues of pollution.  Maybe this group was trying to do the same thing; to find natural beauty where it might still be hiding in the Gowanus.  But then I thought maybe that’s kind of a stretch.  Regardless of intention, pretty cool to watch artists at work, though.

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