Cows in a Meadow on the Banks of the Toques (1880; France) by Eugene Boudin

Cows in a Meadow on the Banks of the Toques - Eugene Boudin - 1880; France

Artwork Information

TitleCows in a Meadow on the Banks of the Toques
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1880; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cows in a Meadow on the Banks of the Toques

The artwork titled “Cows in a Meadow on the Banks of the Toques” is a creation by Eugene Boudin, dating back to the year 1880. Crafted in France, this piece is an oil painting and is associated with the Impressionism art movement. Characterized as an animal painting, this work is currently part of a private collection.

The artwork presents a serene pastoral scene with a group of cows grazing and standing in a meadow that extends to the edges of the Toques River. These cows, varied in color and size, dominate the forefront of the composition, imparting a sense of calm and everyday rural life. The landscape is depicted with loose, expressive brushstrokes, typical of the Impressionist style, capturing the transient effects of light and atmosphere. A cloud-filled sky looms overhead, with gentle shades of blue and gray reflecting the changing weather. In the background, one can discern the river bank and hints of human habitation, including structures and possibly figures in the distance, harmoniously coexisting with the natural environment. The reflection of the sky on the water’s surface adds a touch of luminosity to the scene, embodying the Impressionists’ fascination with the natural interplay of light and color.

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