Beautiful pack of ten festive cards, each with the same design featuring the artwork Haystacks: Snow Effect by Claude Monet part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
Merry Christmas message inside with plenty of space for your own additional messages and complete with white envelopes for each card. Printed in the United Kingdom on 330gsm FSC mix credit, silk finish card. 10 cards presented in compostable starch bag.
The complementary colours orange and blue enrich the solid forms and cast shadows of the haystacks in the snow. They stood in a field just to the west of Monet's house in Giverny, where he established his famous water lily gardens.
Monet persuaded the local farmer to leave the stacks for the autumn and relatively mild winter of 1890 so that he could paint a series of pictures. He combined work out-of-doors with some in the studio and produced at least thirty paintings of haystacks in different lights. Their lyrical, almost abstract, quality influenced many later artists.
Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting. Giverny is a village in the region of Normandy in northern France. Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked here from 1883 until his death in 1926.