14.000 x 11.000 x 0.125 inches
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Old Golf Course Shed No.5
Painting - Acrylic On Masonite
This is from my Golf shed series No.5 I am taken by this particular area for some reason, perhaps the composition of the shapes. Monet painted the same haystacks in several outings to capture the light oi the moment.
Haystacks is a title of a series of impressionist paintings by Claude Monet. The primary subjects of all of the paintings in the series are stacks of hay in the field after the harvest season. The title refers primarily to a twenty-five canvas series (Wildenstein Index Number 1266-1290) begun in the end of summer of 1890 and continued through the following spring, using that year's harvest. Some use a broader definition of the title to refer to other paintings by Monet with this same theme. The series is known for its thematic use of repetition to show differences in perception of light across various times of day, seasons, and types of weather. The subjects were painted in fields near Monet's home in Giverny, France.
The series is among Monet's most notable works. Although the largest collections of Monet's work is held in Paris at the Musée d'Orsay and Musée Marmottan Monet, other notable Monet collections are in Boston, Massachusetts at the Museum of Fine Arts, New York City at the Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art, and Tokyo at the National Museum of Western Art.
April 25th, 2013
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