Barges on the canal at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (1891; France) by Eugene Boudin

Barges on the canal at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme - Eugene Boudin - 1891; France

Artwork Information

TitleBarges on the canal at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1891; France
Dimensions74.5 x 50 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Barges on the canal at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

The artwork “Barges on the canal at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme” was painted by Eugene Boudin in 1891. Boudin, an impressionist painter, depicted a serene landscape in France, utilizing oil as his medium. The piece measures 74.5 by 50 cm and currently resides in a private collection. Esteemed as a landscape painting, this work exemplifies the impressionist movement, characterized by a vivid portrayal of natural light and atmospheric effects.

In the artwork, the viewer is presented with a tranquil scene of a canal graced by a gentle cascade of sunlight. Boudin’s brushwork captures the reflections shimmering on the water’s surface and the cumulus clouds that float across the expansive sky. Barges populate the calm waterway, moored along the banks that are dotted with vegetation. Figures can be glimpsed performing various activities near the canal, providing a glimpse into the quotidian life of the region. The architecture of the village in the background, consisting of low buildings with traditional roofing, anchors the composition in reality, creating a harmonious blend of nature and human habitation. Boudin’s masterful use of color and light conveys the ambiance of a peaceful day by the canal, embodying the impressionist fascination with capturing fleeting moments in time.

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