INSERT AFTER THE ABOVE IMAGE, NEW IMAGE TITLED “MONET WINTER WHEAT”
In his Haystack
at Sunset, 1891, he accurately depicted the quality of light at sunset as
warm in color, red-orange, and soft in tone. As the sunlight is losing
intensity, the artist perceived fewer details in the landscape. The season appears
to be mid-summer.
compare that with Monet’s painting titled Stacks of Wheat (End of Summer),
1890. The change in color, from blazing warm tones to cool pastel tones,
suggests a change in weather, temperature, and month of year. Monet’s use of
atmospheric color not only defines that moment of observation but also
creates a poetic overtone, one suggestive of the mood of the place.