The Trouville Chanel, Low Tide (c.1880; France) by Eugene Boudin

The Trouville Chanel, Low Tide - Eugene Boudin - c.1880; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe Trouville Chanel, Low Tide
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1880; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Trouville Chanel, Low Tide

The artwork entitled “The Trouville Chanel, Low Tide” is a landscape painting by Eugene Boudin, created circa 1880 in France. It is an oil painting that reflects the Impressionist movement, a genre characterized by a focus on the effects of light and color. Currently, the painting is held within a private collection. This piece captures the coastal atmosphere with a sensitivity typical of Boudin’s work.

The artwork depicts a serene maritime scene at low tide. The central focus is on two boats: to the left, there is a large sailing ship moored and tethered, its complex rigging and multiple masts stretching upward, while the water around is receded, exposing parts of the sea bed. To the right, a smaller boat with a prominent brown sail appears to be in the shallows, closer to the viewer’s vantage point, with figures around it suggesting some activity at the water’s edge. In the background, under a vast sky with dynamic and textured clouds, the horizon is punctuated by distant ships and subtle hints of land. The palette is dominated by blues, browns, and neutral tones, suggesting the play of natural light. Boudin’s deft brushwork imbues the scene with a sense of immediacy and the fleeting quality of the moment. Overall, the artwork captures the interplay between sky, water, and human presence in a coastal environment.

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