Meule au soleil


on display
Chipperfield DC 01-381
Claude Monet1840 Paris – 1926 Giverny
We have 17 artworks by Claude Monet online.
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The series of grain sheds was created between 1888 and 1891 in the Clos Morin, a large, fenced-in property west of Monet's house in Giverny, where the farmer Quéruel set up his sheds every year. Some of these paintings were exhibited in 1891 in the gallery of Paul Durand-Ruel in Paris. The Zurich painting captivates by its unusual composition: only here is the shed cut off by the upper edge of the picture. When Kandinsky saw the painting at an exhibition in Moscow, he did not recognize the subject and for the first time had the idea of an 'abstract' painting.
Also known as
Kornschober im Sonnenlicht Grainstack in Sunlight
Oil on canvas
image: 60 x 100 cm
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Kunsthaus Zürich, Purchased with funds from the Otto Meister Bequest, 1969