Shoreline with Rising Tide, October (1893; France) by Eugene Boudin

Shoreline with Rising Tide, October - Eugene Boudin - 1893; France

Artwork Information

TitleShoreline with Rising Tide, October
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1893; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Shoreline with Rising Tide, October

The artwork titled “Shoreline with Rising Tide, October” was crafted by the artist Eugene Boudin in the year 1893, within the borders of France. This work of art is rendered in oil, aligned with the principles of the Impressionist movement. Its subject is enveloped within the landscape genre, and currently, the masterpiece resides in a private collection.

In “Shoreline with Rising Tide, October,” the composition captures a dynamic coastal scene under a broad, open sky scattered with lively cumulus clouds that accentuate the vastness of the heavens. The horizon is marked by a cliff topped with houses and structures that seem to almost teeter on the edge, from which plumes of smoke rise, blending with the clouds above. The shoreline itself is depicted at what appears to be a time of low tide, evidenced by exposed sand and rocks, while anchored fishing boats with their sails furled wait for the sea’s return.

Boudin’s masterful brushwork imbues the scenery with a transient quality of light and atmosphere that is quintessentially Impressionist. The beach is animated with figures wandering across it, providing a sense of scale and activity to the tranquil landscape. These human elements, along with the mast points of the beached boats, draw the viewer’s eye across the painting, leading them to contemplate the relationship between humanity and the vast natural world. The entire scene, with its interplay of earth, water, and sky, exemplifies Boudin’s ability to capture the fleeting moments of light and mood that define the Impressionist oeuvre.

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