Farm near Quimper (c.1855; France) by Eugene Boudin

Farm near Quimper - Eugene Boudin - c.1855; France

Artwork Information

TitleFarm near Quimper
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1855; France
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Farm near Quimper

The artwork titled “Farm near Quimper,” created by Eugene Boudin around 1855 in France, is an oil painting that belongs to the Realism art movement and depicts a landscape scene. This painting is currently held in a private collection. The Realism movement to which this work subscribes is known for its focus on depicting everyday scenes and subjects in a naturalistic manner, void of romanticism or dramatic classical elements.

In “Farm near Quimper,” Boudin captures a seemingly ordinary rural setting with delicate attention to the effects of light and atmosphere, which are characteristic features of his work. The scene is composed of a large haystack to the right, a figure in the center dressed in red who appears to be engaged in some kind of manual labor, and a sprawling countryside that extends into the background. The presence of a church spire and other buildings in the distance invokes a sense of community and rural life. The predominant earthy tones convey a warmth and richness, while the low horizon line and the subdued sky suggest a broad expanse and openness. Boudin’s attentive brushwork delicately portrays the foliage and the textures of the landscape, and the soft, diffused lighting implies a specific time of day, possibly dusk, which adds to the contemplative mood of the painting.

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