Giverny haystack - Claude Monet. 81x61 cm
Racks in the painting appeared since the advent of impressionism. Such rural plots at first discouraged the aristocratic public, but Millet, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Pissarro and other masters more than once resorted to this topic. Monet, as an innovative artist, brought his elements to this story - seriality and a special vision of the world.
“Haystack at Giverny” is one of the most famous paintings in the series on haystacks. Bright coloring of the work gives the plot a certain abstractness and sketchiness. A haystack with a shifted peak is brought to the forefront, but no matter how the author tries to focus attention on this element, the viewer's gaze invariably rushes to the flowering field. The hand of the master not only wrote out the field in bright colors, but also gave him movement - flowers sway in the wind, creating an uneven ripple on the surface.
Another interesting fragment is the background, as if torn, haze on the horizon open spaces with sections of trees. The roofs of cozy, colorful houses complete the village pastoral.
At the Duran-Ruelle exhibition, a series of Monet paintings on stacks found a well-deserved recognition and was bought for a considerable price.