High Tide at Trouville (c.1894; France) by Eugene Boudin

High Tide at Trouville - Eugene Boudin - c.1894; France

Artwork Information

TitleHigh Tide at Trouville
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1894; France
Dimensions39 x 31 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About High Tide at Trouville

The artwork titled “High Tide at Trouville” was created by the artist Eugene Boudin around the year 1894 in France. It is an oil painting that belongs to the Impressionist movement, illustrating the mastery of Boudin in capturing the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. Measuring 39 by 31 centimeters, this marina scene constitutes not only an artistic expression but also a historical reflection of the coastal environment it represents. At present, the painting is held in a private collection.

In the composition of “High Tide at Trouville,” Boudin depicts a dynamic seascape under a grand sky. The viewer’s eye is drawn to the striking red sails of the boats that are moored or gently sailing across the water. These vessels are distributed across the painting in a manner that demonstrates both balance and movement. The palette is predominantly composed of muted tones, with occasional vibrant colors injecting life into the scene. The sky is a masterful display of varying shades of blue, white, and gray, with clouds that convey a sense of movement reflective of the changing weather. Light touches the sails, water, and the pier, creating a harmonious interplay of light and shadow. The brushwork is loose and lively, which is characteristic of the Impressionist style, emphasizing the transient quality of light and the artist’s perception of the scene at the moment of painting. Boudin’s work captures the essence of the maritime landscape, highlighting the natural beauty and the timeless relationship between humans and the sea.

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