Deauville, the Dock (1892; France) by Eugene Boudin

Deauville, the Dock - Eugene Boudin - 1892; France

Artwork Information

TitleDeauville, the Dock
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1892; France
Dimensions40.5 x 30 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationDaniel Malingue Gallery, Paris, France

About Deauville, the Dock

The artwork titled “Deauville, the Dock,” created by Eugene Boudin in 1892, is an exemplar of the Impressionist movement. Executed in oil, it measures 40.5 by 30 centimeters and depicts the genre of a marina. The artwork, conveying the quintessential characteristics of Impressionism, is situated at the Daniel Malingue Gallery in Paris, France.

“Deauville, the Dock,” as a work of art, captures the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere characteristic of the French coastline. Boudin’s brushwork is loose and free, mirroring the Impressionist style’s emphasis on the perception of the moment portrayed rather than the fine, meticulous details. The scene is bathed in natural light, suggesting a particular time of day when the sun illuminates the sky with soft hues that reflect upon the water. The maritime setting is alive with visual movement—the gentle ripples on the water’s surface, the sway of masts, and the busyness of dockside activity, all framed beneath a dynamic and expressive sky. The composition benefits from a harmonious palette, primarily cool tones of blues and grays interspersed with warmer accents, a true testament to the artist’s command of color and ability to evoke both a place and its ambiance with seemingly effortless brushstrokes. Boudin’s work, including this particular piece, significantly contributed to the influence and development of the Impressionist movement in art.

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