The Somme near D’Abbeville – Moonlight (1894; France) by Eugene Boudin

The Somme near D'Abbeville - Moonlight - Eugene Boudin - 1894; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe Somme near D'Abbeville - Moonlight
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1894; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Somme near D'Abbeville - Moonlight

The artwork “The Somme near D’Abbeville – Moonlight” was created by Eugene Boudin in 1894 in France. As an Impressionist oil painting, it depicts a landscape scene and, as of the latest information, it resides in a private collection.

The painting presents an atmospheric night scene near the Somme River close to D’Abbeville. The moon shines through the hazy clouds, casting a gentle light over the water and illuminating the sky with a soft glow. The river itself is a central element in the composition, reflecting the moonlight and subtle colors of the evening sky. On either side, trees line the riverbanks, shrouded in twilight shadows, save for a few places where moonlight filters through their leaves, adding depth and texture to the scene.

Boudin’s use of rapid brushstrokes typical of Impressionism captures the play of light on water and the shifting patterns of the nocturnal sky. The muted tones and the overall tranquility of the piece are poised to evoke the serene beauty of the French countryside at dusk. The figures on the far bank are small and barely discernible, adding a sense of life and scale to the landscape. The artist’s signature can be spotted at the bottom right, completing this picturesque reflection of nature’s silent evening splendor.

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