The Vauban Basin at Havre (c.1865; France) by Eugene Boudin

The Vauban Basin at Havre - Eugene Boudin - c.1865; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe Vauban Basin at Havre
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1865; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Vauban Basin at Havre

“The Vauban Basin at Havre” is an oil painting attributed to Eugene Boudin, dated circa 1865. This artwork, an exemplary piece from the Impressionism movement, captures the essence of a marina setting. The genre is marina, a common subject for artists intrigued by the interplay of light and water on maritime activities. Currently, the artwork is held in a private collection, indicating that its visibility to the general public is likely limited to reproductions or exhibitions where it might occasionally be loaned out.

The artwork vividly portrays a busy harbor scene, filled with an array of sailing ships. Boudin’s brushwork, characteristic of the Impressionist style, creates a sense of movement and immediacy. The sky, a tumultuous expanse of clouds rendered in various shades of blue, gray, and white, reflects the transient lighting conditions. The water shimmers with the reflections of the vessels and the changing sky. In the foreground, a small boat with figures moves across the viewer’s field, drawing attention to the human scale amidst the towering masts of the ships. The quay in the background, though less detailed, suggests the bustling port activity of Le Havre, a significant location for maritime trade and a frequent muse for the artist. Boudin’s fascination with seascapes and his ability to capture the atmospheric conditions of the Normandy coast is evident in this painting.

Other Artwork from Eugene Boudin

More Impressionism Artwork

Scroll to Top