Wednesday Work of the Week | Secondary
Claude Monet’s Grainstack (snow effect)

Wed 8 Sep, 9.45am (AEST)

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This program takes place virtually

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Levels 7-12

Join an NGV Educator live from the NGV for a short and lively introduction to one work from French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  To have your questions answered about the Wednesday Work of the Week send them in advance to [email protected]. The program recording will also be available to access for one week for booked participants.

Claude Monet’s Grainstack (snow effect)

In 1883, Monet settled in the small town of Giverny. He often painted multiple canvases depicting the same scene at different times of day to capture the changing atmospheric conditions. For example, in his famous Haystack series, he painted stacks of wheat from outside his Giverny farmhouse at different times of day, and during different seasons and weather conditions. This week, discover one painting from the series, Grainstack (snow effect), 1891.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe sources of inspiration in Claude Monet’s work.
  • Analyse and interpret the themes, concepts and ideas in Monet’s Grainstack (snow effect).
  • Discuss how the Impressionists used materials, techniques and processes to realise their intentions in their artwork.

Duration: 15 mins

Cost: Free

Learn French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Virtual