Cordier Park, Trouville (c.1883; France) by Eugene Boudin

Cordier Park, Trouville - Eugene Boudin - c.1883; France

Artwork Information

TitleCordier Park, Trouville
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1883; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cordier Park, Trouville

The artwork “Cordier Park, Trouville” is a creation of the French artist Eugene Boudin, dating back to circa 1883. It is executed using oil as a medium, and it exemplifies the Impressionist movement, of which Boudin was a precursor. This painting is categorized as a landscape and is currently held in a private collection. The artwork captures a scene that is quintessentially Impressionist in its depiction of light and its ephemeral qualities.

The artwork itself evokes a serene, bucolic park scene where leisurely figures, possibly townspeople, are scattered throughout. They are enveloped by lush greenery and enlivened by dappled sunlight filtering through the trees. The artist has employed loose, expressive brushstrokes to render the foliage, sky, and the park’s pathways. There is an airiness to the atmosphere, and the natural light seems to harmonize the composition—common threads in the Impressionist style. The foreground is marked by an informal pathway or clearing which invites the viewer’s gaze into the depth of the park, past the figures and towards a hazy, gently clouded sky. Boudin’s skill in capturing the transient effects of light and atmosphere on the landscape is evident, a skill that greatly influenced his more famous Impressionist contemporaries.

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