Monet Claude – “Haystack at Giverny”
Bold experiments with light are the main means of expression used by Claude Monet in his works. The variability of shadows and the play of light has always attracted the artist, who tried to capture and capture this beauty in his paintings. Claude Monet is the author of many landscapes of the same type, but painted at different times of the day, in different weather, at different times of the year.
In 1885, in the town of Giverny, he painted a picture, which he calls “Haystack at Giverny”. There, Claude Monet wrote many other wonderful paintings that brought him fame and recognition.
In the picture, the ordinary everyday rural picture of the French hinterland appears before the eyes of the viewer. At first glance, the picture does not depict anything special and it is difficult to understand what attracted the artist here and why this canvas is considered one of the best works of the great French impressionist.
Horizontally, the picture can be divided into several plans: the dark green shaded grass in the foreground is, as it were, a frame, a semantic limitation of the canvas. The same plan depicts the main character of the picture, who attracts the viewer’s eye – a large, uneven haystack. His deliberate imperfection only enhances the realism of the image.
The second plan of the painting “Haystack at Giverny” represents a bright area flooded with sunlight, the grass from dark green to bright lime, with a yellow tint. The artist clearly depicted the border of light and shadow. He placed it slightly at an angle, which adds some dynamics to the image.
The third plan of the painting is a row of trees, which are so transparent and weightless that the entire landscape painted by Claude Monet becomes the same.
Year of painting: 1885.
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Writing technique: oil.
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