Shore at Sainte-Adresse, Low Tide (1894; France) by Eugene Boudin

Shore at Sainte-Adresse, Low Tide - Eugene Boudin - 1894; France

Artwork Information

TitleShore at Sainte-Adresse, Low Tide
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1894; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Shore at Sainte-Adresse, Low Tide

The artwork titled “Shore at Sainte-Adresse, Low Tide” was painted by Eugene Boudin in the year 1894. This oil painting showcases the artist’s impressionist style and falls under the genre of landscape. Boudin, known for his coastal scenes, created this work in France, and it is currently held in a private collection.

The artwork depicts a tranquil seaside scene at low tide. In the foreground, there is a beached boat with a strikingly red sail, which is the focal point of the composition. Around the boat, various maritime objects are scattered, such as anchors, barrels, and smaller marine paraphernalia, likely related to the fishing industry. A figure is present near the boat, engaged in some activities, giving the scene a human presence and scale.

The middle ground is filled with calm waters that reflect the light sky, dotted with numerous sailing ships at various distances. The vastness of the sea is captured with subtle shifts in color, indicating the shallow shoreline transforming into the deeper ocean. In the background, the horizon softly meets a sky filled with an array of fluffy clouds. The palette of the artwork is dominated by blues, whites, and earth tones, evoking the openness and serenity of the coastal environment.

The impressionist technique is evident in the loose and brisk brushstrokes that provide a sense of immediacy and the impression of a fleeting moment captured by the artist. Boudin’s expert handling of light and atmosphere contributes to the overall effect of a vivid yet peaceful maritime landscape.

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