River near hospital (c.1873; France) by Eugene Boudin

River near hospital - Eugene Boudin - c.1873; France

Artwork Information

TitleRiver near hospital
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1873; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About River near hospital

The artwork titled “River near hospital,” created by the artist Eugene Boudin around 1873 in France, is an exemplar of the Impressionism art movement. Employing oil as its medium, this landscape genre painting is currently held in a private collection. The impressionistic style is discernible through the visible brushstrokes and the vivid conveyance of light and atmosphere, which are hallmark traits of this movement.

The artwork presents a tranquil rural scene dominated by a river calmly flowing through the center. The sky, filled with robust and dynamic cloud formations, occupies a considerable portion of the composition, suggesting a critical interest in the shifting qualities of light and atmosphere. On either side of the riverbank, there’s a rich display of verdant greenery, with varied shades and textures contributing to a sense of depth and natural beauty.

A cluster of buildings can be observed to the left, nestled amid the trees and shrubs. These structures appear modest and are indicative of the rural setting. The artist has adeptly captured the reflective qualities of the water, with ripples and light playing on its surface, lending the artwork a dynamic yet serene character. Overall, “River near hospital” showcases Boudin’s ability to portray the ephemeral nature of the landscape and the ever-changing elements of light and weather, which are key aspects of the Impressionist approach to painting.

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