Market Day at Trouville, Normandy (1878; France) by Eugene Boudin

Market Day at Trouville, Normandy - Eugene Boudin - 1878; France

Artwork Information

TitleMarket Day at Trouville, Normandy
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1878; France
Dimensions46.5 x 36.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Market Day at Trouville, Normandy

“Market Day at Trouville, Normandy” is an oil painting by Eugene Boudin created in 1878, reflecting the Impressionist movement. The artwork measures 46.5 x 36.5 cm and is classified as a genre painting. It depicts a bustling market scene and is housed in a private collection.

The artwork captures a lively market atmosphere in Trouville, a town in Normandy, France. In this vibrant scene, the central focus is the market with merchants and townspeople mingling under a large, open-sided pavilion. The palette consists of a range of muted tones with splashes of brighter colors, a characteristic of the Impressionist style that Boudin was associated with.

In the foreground, figures are depicted going about their daily business with several people in conversation, a small group clustered around a stall, and a couple of dogs roaming freely. The background features a row of town buildings with facades painted in various shades under a clouded sky, enhancing the feel of a typical day in a Norman coastal town. The brushwork is loose, capturing the light and movement that is indicative of Impressionist paintings.

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