Claude Monet, Haystacks: Snow Effect at Abbot Hall

Friday 12th January 2018 to Saturday 28th April 2018 - This event has finished

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Time: Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 4pm (5pm from Mar 1)
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Venue: Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Town: Kendal
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA9 5AL
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See a masterpiece by one of the world’s most famous painters in Kendal. Claude Monet’s Haystacks: Snow Effect, will be displayed at Abbot Hall Art Gallery from Friday 12 January until 28 April 2018. The painting, dated 1891, is from a series of work widely regarded as among Monet’s best and is loaned from the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. It is believed to be the very first time that a Monet has been on display in Cumbria and cements Abbot Hall’s commitment to show work by iconic international artists.

Monet, a founder of French impressionist painting, produced over thirty haystacks paintings. He worked at different times of day and season to capture the effect changing light had on their form. The haystacks in this painting stood in a field to the west of Monet’s house in Giverney, France, where his famous water lily gardens were situated. In autumn and the relatively mild winter of 1890, Monet persuaded the local farmer to leave the stacks in his field so he could make a series of paintings. In Haystacks: Snow Effect the haystacks are almost reduced to shadow in the glowing winter light.

There are 25 paintings from Monet’s Haystacks series held at galleries around the globe including Tokyo, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris and now Kendal. This is your chance to see a Monet masterpiece in Cumbria.

Adult admission Joint Gallery & Museum £9.90, free entry for students & children under 16

Claude Monet’s Haystacks: Snow Effect Abbot Hall Art Gallery

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