Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide (1883; France) by Eugene Boudin

Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide - Eugene Boudin - 1883; France

Artwork Information

TitleTrouville, the Jettys, Low Tide
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1883; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide

The artwork titled “Trouville, the Jettys, Low Tide” was created by the artist Eugene Boudin in the year 1883 in France. It is an oil painting and is associated with the Impressionism art movement. The genre of this artwork is landscape, and it is currently located within a private collection.

Upon examining the artwork, one can observe the serene ambiance of a coastal scene at low tide. The scene is situated in Trouville, as indicated by the title. The composition centers around a beached sailboat with its mast reaching towards the sky, drawing the viewer’s attention as a visual anchor. The gentle brushstrokes characteristic of the impressionist style capture the subtle interplay between light and shadow, suggesting the changing atmospheric conditions of the setting. In the background, a jetty extends into the sea, populated by miniature figures that suggest the presence of daily life and activity.

The subdued palette largely consists of earthy tones, blues, and greys, reflecting the colors of the marine landscape and the sky. Boudin’s technique imparts a sense of immediacy and the fleeting nature of the moment, elements that are emblematic of the Impressionist approach to capturing landscapes. Despite the seeming tranquility, there is also a sense of dynamic movement—the sky with hints of a receding or impending weather pattern and the water in the channel reflecting the transient state of the tide. Overall, the painting exudes a contemplative mood that encapsulates a specific moment in nature observed by the artist.

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