The beach at Trouville (1864; France) by Eugene Boudin

The beach at Trouville - Eugene Boudin - 1864; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe beach at Trouville
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1864; France
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The beach at Trouville

“The Beach at Trouville” is an artwork by Eugene Boudin, created in 1864 in France. This oil painting is a representation of the Realism art movement and falls under the genre painting category. The piece is part of a private collection. Boudin’s painting captures the essence of a leisurely day at the beach in Trouville, with a variety of figures populating the scene in different forms of beachside relaxation and activity.

The painting depicts a cloudy sky that looms over a stretch of beach dotted with beachgoers. The composition balances the vastness of the sky with the detailed activity along the shoreline. Figures in the foreground appear to be engaged in conversation or in quiet contemplation of the sea. The clothing of the figures suggests a period setting, with women in long dresses and men in formal attire. A sailboat can be seen in the distance, adding to the maritime theme. The buildings at the right side of the painting add an urban element, indicating the proximity of the town. The brushwork is visibly textured, and Boudin’s use of light and shadow provides a naturalistic feel to the setting. Overall, the atmosphere is one of tranquil daily life by the seaside during the mid-19th century.

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