The Sea at Douarnenez (1897; France) by Eugene Boudin

The Sea at Douarnenez - Eugene Boudin - 1897; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe Sea at Douarnenez
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1897; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Sea at Douarnenez

The artwork titled “The Sea at Douarnenez” was created by the artist Eugene Boudin in 1897, during his time in France. It is an oil painting that subscribes to the Impressionist movement, specifically within the genre of landscape. Currently, this artwork is housed in a private collection.

“The Sea at Douarnenez” by Eugene Boudin presents a coastal scene that captures the essence of the French coastline with a palpable immediacy characteristic of the Impressionist style. The composition centers around a rugged headland that recedes into the distance under a broad, expressive sky. The brushstrokes are visible and loose, revealing the texture of the cliffs, the movement of the sea, and the variations in the cloud-filled sky. Boudin’s deft use of natural light and color variations conveys the transient light conditions. The painting encapsulates a moment of natural beauty, inviting the viewer to experience the serenity and atmospheric presence of the sea at Douarnenez. The landscape is depicted with a naturalistic palette, emphasizing earthy tones for the cliffs and a range of blues and greys for the sky and sea, capturing the dynamic interaction between the earth and the elements above and around it.

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