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Claude Monet Paintings 1889-1894


Stack of Wheat (Thaw, Sunset) by Claude Monet
Stack of Wheat (Thaw, Sunset) by Claude Monet is oil on canvas (25-1/2 x 36-3/8 inches), housed at The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Searle
Stack of Wheat (Thaw, Sunset) by Claude Monet is oil on canvas (25-1/2 x 36-3/8 inches), housed at The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Searle

To create Stack of Wheat (Thaw, Sunset) (1890-91), Claude Monet would turn his attention from one canvas to the next, allowing nature's cycle to direct his work as the light changed during the course of the day. When he concluded the series, he had completed at least 25 paintings.

Here, vivid hues and broken strokes enliven the surface of the canvas in Monet's observation of the effects of the late winter thaw on the stable forms of the stacks under the setting sun.

Poplars, White and Yellow Effect by Claude Monet features striking patterns and contrasts in nature. In the next section, see Monet's Poplars, White and Yellow Effect.

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