Haystacks, Overcast Day

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41348

Monet's 'Haystacks, Overcast Day' (1891) embodies the core of Impressionism, capturing fleeting atmospheric conditions and shifting light. His series of haystacks reveal his revolutionary technique, creating the sense of a moment suspended in time. These isolated agricultural motifs in varied conditions of sunlight and weather epitomize Monet's concern for color and perception over objective reality. This painting, through its iconic brushwork and emphasis on transient moods, demonstrates Monet's genius and why he is considered a pioneer of Impressionism.

40 cm

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Claude Monet’s “Haystacks, Overcast Day” is an esteemed piece in the art world, notably recognized as a pivotal representation of Impressionist painting. Painted in 1891, it belongs to a series of approximately 25 canvases dedicated to haystacks, presenting a pioneering exploration of the effects of time, weather, and changing light on the perception of color and form.

Monet’s “Haystacks, Overcast Day” features a rural scene, with the primary focus on haystacks under an overcast sky. He masterfully captured the unique ambiance of the moment, demonstrating his nuanced understanding of light and color. The painting is known for its visible brushwork, which imbues the piece with a sense of fleeting moments and passing time – key elements of the Impressionist approach.

This particular painting, and the entire series, is special because Monet broke away from traditional methods and expectations. He painted the same subject repeatedly, under different light conditions and at different times of the day, showcasing the ever-changing nature of reality, a concept that was groundbreaking at the time.

Monet’s innovative approach has allowed “Haystacks, Overcast Day” to remain a seminal work, representing a significant shift in art and setting the stage for modernism. This painting epitomizes the Impressionist movement’s focus on the atmospheric effects, subjective impressions, and immediacy of the sensory experience.

Original size:
81 x 65 cm (width x height)
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Maximum order width:
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