Monet described a particular theme in different weather conditions prior to the "Poplar Series". In the 1890 - 1891s he studied the same themed impressionist works in different time and light conditions. He worked on a series of haystack (Straw bale) artifacts in the Giverny fields. He made pictures of the poplars on the Epte coast in different hours and seasons. In spite of the neat and massive forms of the "haystack" the poplars were more linear. Monet, developed a grating pattern from the vertical lines of the trees to the sky, the horizontal lines of the river bank and the vertical lines of the trees reflected in the water. He described the weather conditions like the autumn sun on this grid.
Oil on canvas, 100.3 x 65.2 cm Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US.
Oil on canvas, 74 x 105 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.
Oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Oil on canvas, 93 x 74.1 cm, Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US.
Oil on canvas, 92.4 x 73.7 cm, Tate Modern, London, UK.
Oil on canvas, 81.8 x 81.3 cm, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Oil on canvas, 81.9 x 81.6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US.
Oil on canvas, 88 x 93 cm, Private collection.
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