The famous artist Claude Monet lived for a long time in the small French village of Giverny, walking around the vicinity of which he was inspired by ideas for his paintings. Once the attention of the artist was attracted by ordinary haystacks. An idea ripened in his head to depict them at different times of the day and in different weather conditions.
In total, Monet depicted 15 paintings. He wrote them in summer, autumn and winter, in the middle of the day and at sunset, in clear and cloudy weather. A series of paintings by Haystacks were very popular, despite the fact that each canvas had a high cost. The artist painted all 15 paintings in just 1 year (1889-1890).
At first, the artist planned to create two paintings: one with the image of haystacks on a clear sunny day, and the second in bad weather. However, he noticed that the lighting is constantly changing throughout the day, so he decided to create a series of drawings. A series of paintings allowed the decorative composition to develop over time.
The most popular among the entire series are paintings painted at sunset. One of these paintings was created in 1889. It depicts a simple rural landscape: a flat field and yellow haystacks. In the background you can see village houses, trees and mountains of a gray color.
Admirers of the artist's talent admire the warm colors abound in this picture. On the canvas, the setting sun illuminates the sky with golden hues, creates red-orange shadows on the grass and haystacks. In this work, the artist made maximum use of the tonality of his palette.
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