Trouville, the Beach at Low Tide (1878; France) by Eugene Boudin

Trouville, the Beach at Low Tide - Eugene Boudin - 1878; France

Artwork Information

TitleTrouville, the Beach at Low Tide
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1878; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Trouville, the Beach at Low Tide

The artwork “Trouville, the Beach at Low Tide” is rendered in oil and dates back to 1878, reflecting the Impressionist movement. Painted by Eugene Boudin, a French artist, the piece is a genre painting, which typically depicts scenes of everyday life. The artwork is part of a private collection and highlights Boudin’s fascination with marine landscapes and the changing effects of light and atmosphere on the scenery.

The painting depicts a serene beach scene with an expansive view of the shoreline at low tide. The foreground is dominated by wet sand that reflects the sky above, while the background features a calm sea with sails punctuating the horizon. Above, the sky is voluminous with billowy clouds rendered in various shades of blues and whites, suggesting the transient nature of the coastal climate. A notable characteristic of the painting is the casual assembly of figures scattered across the beach. The figures, possibly local townsfolk and visitors, are rendered with loose brushstrokes, their activity enlivening the seascape and emphasizing the daily interaction between humans and the natural world. Boudin’s skillful use of light and color embodies the essence of Impressionism, capturing a moment of life in an effortless, fleeting impression.

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