Trouville, on the Beach Sheltered by a Parasol (1895; France) by Eugene Boudin

Trouville, on the Beach Sheltered by a Parasol - Eugene Boudin - 1895; France

Artwork Information

TitleTrouville, on the Beach Sheltered by a Parasol
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1895; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Trouville, on the Beach Sheltered by a Parasol

The artwork “Trouville, on the Beach Sheltered by a Parasol” by Eugene Boudin, dated 1895, is an oil painting originating from France and exemplifies the Impressionist art movement. This genre painting, a notable representation of Boudin’s oeuvre, is currently located within a private collection.

The artwork portrays a serene beach scene set in Trouville, characterized by the informality and spontaneity associated with Impressionism. In the foreground, a cluster of figures is comfortably seated on the sandy shore, some under the protective shade of a large red-orange parasol that anchors the composition. Prominent among these figures are women dressed in the finery of the era, adorned with hats and accompanied by a child, indicative of a leisure atmosphere and the social customs of beachgoers of that period. The light, quick brushstrokes capture the transient effects of light and atmosphere, a hallmark of the Impressionist technique, imparting a sense of immediacy and fluidity to the scene. In the distance, other beachgoers and ships on the horizon contribute to the sense of depth and the vastness of the seascape, while the muted color palette and the diffuse light reflect the fleeting quality of a coastal moment caught in time.

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