Claude Monet, Meule (1891). Courtesy Christie’s, which Impressionist and modern art Sale made bidders on the rare Claude Monet haystack painting, insatiable, with the work selling for a new artist record of $81.4 million, including premium.
Monet and his haystack studies are some of his most well known and well loved creations. He was meticulous in getting to know his subject through both drawing and painting. And it certainly paid off.
“…learn to draw: that’s where most of
you (his pupils) are falling down today… …draw with all your
might; you can never learn too much. However, don’t neglect painting, go
to the country from time to time and make studies and above all develop
- Monet quoting the Barbizon painter and his teacher Troyon