The Beach at Trouville (1869; France) by Eugene Boudin

The Beach at Trouville - Eugene Boudin - 1869; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe Beach at Trouville
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1869; France
Dimensions22.5 x 36.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationSaint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, US

About The Beach at Trouville

“The Beach at Trouville” is an 1869 Impressionist painting by Eugene Boudin, measuring 22.5 x 36.5 cm and created using oil as the medium. This genre painting, which captures the leisurely seaside atmosphere, is part of the collection at the Saint Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

The artwork depicts a lively beach scene set against a backdrop of an expansive sky and the sea. A cluster of figures in 19th-century attire populates the foreground, some are seated while others stand, engaged in conversation under the protection of parasols. Their fashion suggests the period with women wearing long dresses and hats, and some men in formal suits. The tonal variations and brushwork are indicative of the Impressionist movement’s focus on capturing the effects of light, atmosphere, and momentary impressions. To the right, a group gathers by a beach tent, hinting at social interactions during a leisure day at the beach. The horizon is marked by a tranquil sea, dotted with boats, emphasizing the connection between the visitors and the coastal environment. The painting exudes an air of relaxation and the fleeting quality of a moment captured in time, characteristic of Boudin’s outdoor scenes.

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