The White Horse (c.1887; France) by Eugene Boudin

The White Horse - Eugene Boudin - c.1887; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe White Horse
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1887; France
Dimensions19.5 x 14 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The White Horse

The artwork titled “The White Horse” is a creation by the artist Eugene Boudin dating back to around 1887. This oil painting, a work completed in France, is an exemplification of the Impressionist art movement. The dimension of this piece is a modest 19.5 x 14 cm, and it falls under the genre of animal painting. This painting is currently held in a private collection.

The artwork captures the essence of a lone white horse standing in what appears to be a darkened, undefined space. The brush strokes are loose and expressive, a hallmark of the Impressionist technique, with an emphasis on the play of light and shadow that animates the horse’s form. Despite the small size of the canvas, Boudin manages to convey the grandeur and serene composure of the animal. The palette is dominated by earthy tones with highlights and shadows articulating the horse’s musculature and features. The background is minimalistic, perhaps suggestive of a stable or a pastoral setting, allowing the viewer’s focus to remain solely on the majestic creature. The painting exudes a sense of tranquility and natural beauty, characteristics often celebrated by the Impressionists.

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