Cows in a Pasture (c.1883; France) by Eugene Boudin

Cows in a Pasture - Eugene Boudin - c.1883; France

Artwork Information

TitleCows in a Pasture
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1883; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cows in a Pasture

The artwork entitled “Cows in a Pasture” is an oil painting by the artist Eugene Boudin, dating to approximately 1883. This work was created in France and is associated with the Impressionism movement. As an animal painting, it falls within the genre that focuses on the depiction of animals in art. Currently, “Cows in a Pasture” is housed in a private collection, indicating that it is not on public display but under the ownership of an individual or entity that maintains its privacy.

The painting captures a group of cows in a rural setting. Boudin’s brushwork is characteristically loose and visibly quick, a hallmark of the Impressionist technique, imbuing the scene with a sense of immediacy and movement. The varied brushstrokes and the use of light and shadow give the viewer an impression of the cows’ textures and the lively ambiance of the pasture. The artist has effectively rendered the play of natural light, which is evident in the way it interacts with the surfaces of the landscape and the animals themselves. The sky is depicted with swirling clouds, suggesting a dynamic weather pattern typical of the changing conditions found in rural France. The tranquil and everyday subject matter reflects the Impressionist interest in capturing moments of contemporary life, especially those that occur in natural settings.

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