Claude Monet’s Houses of Parliament: a conjuring trick by an outdoorsy radical

By Skye Sherwin

The celebrated impressionist warmed to the unique properties of London's fog while living there in exile – and used it to spectacular effect

Monet pulls off a spectacular conjuring trick in his 19 paintings of London's Houses of Parliament. It's as if the bricks and mortar are dissolving into air, or – more specifically – fog.

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