Low Tide at Trouville (c.1867; France) by Eugene Boudin

Low Tide at Trouville - Eugene Boudin - c.1867; France

Artwork Information

TitleLow Tide at Trouville
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1867; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Low Tide at Trouville

The artwork “Low Tide at Trouville” by Eugene Boudin, created around 1867 in France, is a genre painting rendered in oil medium and associated with the Impressionist movement. It is currently housed within a private collection. This piece exemplifies Boudin’s ability to capture the atmospheric qualities of the seaside and the leisure activities of people during the 19th century.

In the artwork, viewers are presented with a serene beach scene at low tide, depicting a broad expanse of wet sand that reflects the light blue sky. The horizon is punctuated by a series of sailing vessels, their sails billowing gently in the calm air, suggesting a light breeze. In the foreground, figures clad in the fashion of the time are scattered across the beach. Some are seated on the sand, appearing relaxed and at ease, while others stand or stroll leisurely, taking in the maritime scene. The artist’s use of loose brush strokes and natural light imbues the canvas with a sense of immediacy, a characteristic hallmark of the Impressionist style that seeks to capture the fleeting moments of daily life. The painting invites the spectator into a peaceful moment of 19th-century seascape and leisure.

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