White Clouds, Blue Sky (c.1859; France) by Eugene Boudin

White Clouds, Blue Sky - Eugene Boudin - c.1859; France

Artwork Information

TitleWhite Clouds, Blue Sky
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1859; France
Art MovementRealism

About White Clouds, Blue Sky

The artwork titled “White Clouds, Blue Sky” is a pastel creation by the artist Eugene Boudin, dating from around 1859. Originating from France, this piece is a testament to the Realism art movement. The genre of the artwork is cloudscape, where the focus is on the depiction of clouds in the sky.

“White Clouds, Blue Sky” captures the ephemeral beauty of the sky with a refreshing simplicity and directness of expression characteristic of the Realist movement. Boudin’s adept use of pastel medium imbues the work with a soft texture that reflects the light and airy nature of the clouds. The artwork predominantly features varying tones of blue, from light to deep, which interact harmoniously with the white and gray hues of the clouds, creating an impression of depth and volume in the seemingly boundless sky. Below the expansive sky, a thin strip of land adds a grounding contrast to the lofty cloud formations. The artist’s signature can be discerned in the lower right, anchoring the work with his distinct identity. This cloudscape encapsulates a moment in nature, immortalizing a transient interplay of light and atmosphere.

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