The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (1891; France) by Eugene Boudin

The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme - Eugene Boudin - 1891; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1891; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

“The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme” is an oil painting crafted by the French artist Eugene Boudin in 1891. The artwork belongs to the Impressionism movement, renowned for its portrayal of light, candid poses, and swift brushwork that captures the essence of a moment. This landscape painting is part of a private collection. Eugene Boudin is noted for his contributions to the Impressionism movement, often focusing on outdoor scenes, and this piece is a testament to his style and artistic preferences.

The artwork depicts a serene setting with the lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme taking center stage. The gentle movement of water in the foreground reflects the sky and structures on the banks. To the left, a group of tall trees dominates the scene, their verdancy contrasting against the bright sky scattered with clouds that appear soft to the touch. Farther back, a bridge spans across the water, connecting two areas of land, with figures visible, contributing to the scene’s vividness and sense of daily life.

On the right side of the artwork, the viewer’s eye is drawn to the charming houses with their red-tiled roofs, adding a dash of warm color to the tranquil palette of greens, blues, and earth tones. The human figures in the painting are rendered with quick, loose brushstrokes, a hallmark of Impressionist technique, emphasizing the fleeting nature of the moment rather than the details of individual characters. Throughout the work, Boudin’s brushwork is evident, energetic yet controlled, creating a harmonious composition that invites the viewer to experience the tranquil atmosphere of this French countryside scene.

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