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Poplar

Painting, 1891, 116.2×72.2 cm

Description of the artwork «Poplar»

Monet probably would have gone crazy if I didn't finish the series of 20 paintings. It was a real obsession, which he could only call trees, water lilies, haystacks or flowers. He often did incredible things to save in the right view of the object of his obsession: pay the farmer so that in the spring I cut the oak leaves in accordance with the original winter sketch that paved a road near his home, the dust does not settle on its flowers, bathed haystacks, when they were going to remove from the field staged spectacular performance for the Director of the station to impound the train and provide the necessary amount of smoke on the platform.

On the series "Poplar"(see all works with poplars) Monet worked throughout the spring and summer of 1891, which bought the island nettle, which had the desired look. He loaded the cart about 20 – 30 canvases, carried them to the place best terms and worked on each of them at different times of the day. Sometimes the lighting was changing so fast that some state lasted only 7 minutes. When the sun moved, the artist quickly searched among the jobs that have been started need to be able to leave her a few color accents or change completely.

Monet himself invented this method himself worried him the most desperate moments of creative impotence. One day he in a rage threw it to the water and the canvas, which long was, and paint brushes. Left. Back. Climbed into the river to get at least a brush and paint.

One morning, rolled up to the island of his cart with future masterpieces, Monet found that poplar trees marked for cutting down. Of course, he paid to avoid being cut, until the series is finished.

This is the most "noisy" series by Monet. And "Haystacks" and "Rouen Cathedral" from one picture to another, changing lighting, changing the air density and color of masonry or fields. And poplar beauty, and even its malleability wind, they rustle leaves and creaking of old trunks in each captured moment. The force of the wind or the reflection of the trees in the river is a new dimension in which Mona makes changing your poplar.

The artist always wanted his series remained a single entity, occupying the whole wall in a Museum or private collection. He was very valuable this effect is lived in one of the Museum's hall of light day. None of the series of Claude Monet, with the exception of "water Lilies", for which he invented a special Museum gathered in one place. Even in the cabin Paul Durand-Ruel "Topol" is not lingered long and it was sold out, and now they are all over the world from new York to Tokyo. For this same picture in 2011, at Christie's, an unknown American had paid 22.5 million dollars.

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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Landscape

Style of art: Impressionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1891

Size: 116.2×72.2 cm

Artwork in selections: 37 selections

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