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Claude Monet's Haystacks in Last Rays of Sun” Canvas Oil Painting Reproduction

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The original of French Impressionist Claude Monet's Haystacks in the Last Rays of Sun aka Grain Stacks: Last Rays of the Sun aka Meules, derniers rayons de soleil sold for more than US$21 million at Sotheby's auction house in London in 2001. It had not been seen in public for 105 years and may never be seen again as it 
Haystacks in the Last Rays of Sun, 1890, oil on canvas, 29 x 36.6 in. / 73.8 x 93 cm, US$300
was sold to a mystery bidder during a frantic three-way bidding war. It is the highest priced painting of Monet's 23-piece Haystacks aka Grain Stacks series and sold for almost double Sotheby's pre-sale estimate. It had never left France before its owners sent it to England for sale at the auction.
Painted, dated and signed by Monet in 1890, the full original size of this oil on canvas is 28.7 x 36.2 in. / 73 x 92 cm. That year he also bought the house and grounds in Giverny where he had been living for seven years. He devoted himself to developing his garden there and started two new series of paintings — poppy fields and poplar trees on the banks of the Epte. Another famous painting he did in 1890 that was not part of these three series was Boating on the Epte. 
French painter Claude Oscar Monet (1840-1926) was born in Paris and grew up in Le Havre. He shocked his contemporaries and revolutionized the way art was produced in the 19th century by painting en plein air — outside the studio — the only way he could capture the nuances of shimmering light and opalescent color that only nature could provide. And it was Monet that founded the “impressionist" movement which got its name from his painting Impression: The Rising Sun at the first exhibition of impressionist paintings he organized in 1874.
Monet attended the Academie Suisse in Paris with Camille Pissaro from 1859-60. During his enrollment in Charles Gleyre's studio in 1862, he painted alongside Renoir and Sisley. In 1870, he fled to England in with Pissarro and studied the works of Constable and Turner. Although a great caricaturist, Boudin converted him to 
Claude Monet, 1840-1926, French painter who founded the Impressionist movement & created plein air painting, here shown in 1923-24 on the Rose Path leading to the house in his garden at Giverny.

landscape painting. In 1883 he settled at Giverny near Paris where he created the extensive water gardens and lily ponds which became the predominant theme in his work. It was there that he painted the series of large-scale paintings of water lilies for which he is so famous.
Above is a photo of Claude Monet in 1923-24 on the Rose Path leading to the house in his garden at Giverny. Monet experienced both poverty and prosperity. Despite failing eyesight, he continued to paint almost until his death on 5 December 1926.
During the Franco-Prussian War, Monet fled to London for two years to avoid conscription into the military. While in London he spent a lot of time with Pissarro which affected his painting style, changing his choice of colors and continually decreasing the size of his brushstrokes.
Monet was sometimes given to bouts of depression and pessimism during and after the Franco-Prussian War, which killed Camille (godfather of Monet's son Jean) and seriously injured Renoir. He took the death of his good friend Camille very badly. But they were prosperous days if not happy ones and enabled him to afford rent large rented homes in Argenteuil with great scenery which were the subject of many of his paintings. Monet lived there with his family for nearly eight years and it was there that he gained his place in history.
His paintings done at Argenteuil became greatly polished and produced a stunning variety of work. He discovered his great talent for landscapes although it was discouraged by critics at the time. Monet believed nature was a sanctuary from the sadder side of life — particularly commercial development — and he made sure every home he had after the war had a luxurious garden — or he made one.

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