The Shore at Tourgeville (1893; France) by Eugene Boudin

The Shore at Tourgeville - Eugene Boudin - 1893; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe Shore at Tourgeville
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1893; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Shore at Tourgeville

The artwork titled “The Shore at Tourgeville” is a masterful oil painting by Eugene Boudin, completed in the year 1893 in France. This piece is exemplary of the Impressionist movement, which is known for its vivid portrayal of light and everyday subjects. The genre of this particular work is landscape, and it depicts a serene coastal scene. Currently, the painting is housed within a private collection.

“The Shore at Tourgeville” features a spacious and dynamic sky with quickly brushed clouds that dominate the upper portion of the canvas, suggesting the transient nature of light and weather which is a hallmark of Impressionism. Below the expansive sky is a stretch of coastal land, with figures dotted across the grassy foreground, engaging in leisurely activities common to seaside locales. They appear to be enjoying the fresh seaside atmosphere and the open expanse of the ocean ahead. The middle ground consists of homes and structures nestled within the landscape, which then recedes to a calm sea, where one can observe the faint outlines of boats on the horizon. Boudin’s attention to the effects of light on the natural surroundings and his loose, spontaneous brushwork capture the essence of the moment and place, emphasizing the impressionistic intent of evoking mood and atmosphere over detailed representation.

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