Haystacks: Snow Effect by Claude Monet coaster
Melamine coaster featuring the artwork Haystacks: Snow Effect by Claude Monet part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
The complementary colours orange and blue enrich the solid forms and cast shadows of the haystacks in the snow. They stood in a field just to the west of Monet's house in Giverny, where he established his famous water lily gardens.
Monet persuaded the local farmer to leave the stacks for the autumn and relatively mild winter of 1890 so that he could paint a series of pictures. He combined work out-of-doors with some in the studio and produced at least thirty paintings of haystacks in different lights. Their lyrical, almost abstract, quality influenced many later artists.
Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting. Giverny is a village in the region of Normandy in northern France. Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked here from 1883 until his death in 1926.
Corkboard back. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Heat resistant to 110C