Near Antibes (1893; France) by Eugene Boudin

Near Antibes - Eugene Boudin - 1893; France

Artwork Information

TitleNear Antibes
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1893; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Near Antibes

The artwork “Near Antibes” by Eugene Boudin, created in 1893 in France, is an oil painting that belongs to the Impressionism movement. Characteristic of the genre of landscape, this work is currently held in a private collection.

The painting depicts a serene landscape near Antibes, a Mediterranean town. The artist uses a light and airy palette to render the scene, capturing the ephemeral qualities of light and atmosphere cherished by the Impressionists. The foreground contains verdant greenery and scattered vegetation, possibly including gardens or wild flora. Toward the middle ground, one can observe what appears to be a small settlement with buildings whose red roofs contrast gently with the surrounding vegetation. The background is dominated by a subdued skyline where mountains loom distantly, veiled by a hazy sky that suggests either the mist of dawn or the soft glow of the late afternoon. The brushwork is loose and expressive, typical of the Impressionist style, which prioritizes the impression of a moment over detailed realism. Boudin’s use of lighting and color adeptly conveys the warm climate of the Mediterranean coast.

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