MONET, Claude
(b. 1840, Paris, d. 1926, Giverny)

Stack of Wheat, Snow Effect, Overcast Day

Oil on canvas, 66 x 93 cm
Art Institute, Chicago

In 1890-91, Monet created no fewer than 25 "haystack" paintings. His aim was to demonstrate that the same objects, viewed from the same angle, change their form and colours at different times of the day and in different seasons.