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MONET
Haystack (1891)
Another odd development in Ukiyo-e style is the idea of making a series of pictures using the same theme.  The series Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji, by Hokusai, for example, depicts Mt.Fuji form a variety of angles in different seasons. (Mu-sen Kao, p218 This artistic idea interested Monet, who was at that time in the process of developing his Impressionist style by capturing the fleeting effects of light at specific times.  Thus, Monet painted the Haystack series.  He combined this new theme with the new theories of light and color, and the invention of cameras. 


MONET
Haystack (1891)

MONET
Haystack (1891)

MONET
Haystack (1891)

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