Beach Scene, Trouville (1881; France) by Eugene Boudin

Beach Scene, Trouville - Eugene Boudin - 1881; France

Artwork Information

TitleBeach Scene, Trouville
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1881; France
Dimensions89 x 50.8 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Beach Scene, Trouville

The artwork “Beach Scene, Trouville” was painted by Eugene Boudin in 1881. Hailing from France, Boudin was a notable figure within the Impressionism movement. This particular work is rendered in oil on canvas, measuring 89 by 50.8 centimeters. As a genre painting, it captures a slice of everyday life in its setting. Currently, the artwork resides in a private collection.

In “Beach Scene, Trouville,” Eugene Boudin presents a lively and atmospheric panoramic view of leisure activities on a beach. The painting is bustling with figures clad in attire typical of the time period, suggesting a casual outing at the seaside. The composition is divided between the beach at the forefront, populated by various groups of people engaging in social activities, and the tranquil sea in the background dotted by sailboats. The artist’s brushwork gives a sense of movement, with quick, loose strokes that capture the essence of the scene. The use of light and color is characteristic of the Impressionist style, aiming to convey the particular feeling of a moment, rather than a detailed, static representation. The sky blends subtly with the sea on the horizon, creating a sense of space and openness that adds to the relaxed mood of the scene.

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