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Claude Monet Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] 1890, National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, purchased 1979
Claude Monet's Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday], 1890 is the first of five works to be shared with the Tweed Regional Gallery as part of the National Gallery of Australia’s Sharing the National Collection initiative. The remaining works – three by iconic Australian artist Margaret Olley as well as Natura morta [Still life] 1956 by Giorgio Morandi – will be shared with the Tweed from February 2024.
Between 1890 and 1891, Monet painted his Haystacks series exploring the nuances of light, shade, tone and colour across the seasons and at different times of the day. Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] 1890 is a glorious work from this series, filled with dazzling light and luminous colour.
The Sharing the National Collection initiative will see major works of art from the National Gallery of Australia’s collection exhibited across regional and suburban communities.
This work of art is on long-term loan from the National Gallery of Australia with support from the Australian Government as part of Sharing the National Collection.