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The beach at Trouville

Painting, 1893, 56×91 cm

Description of the artwork «The beach at Trouville»

For the first time the beach at Trouville Boudin saw in 1861. In the next twenty years if possible, the summer was spent in Trouville.

"The Creator is everywhere spilled your beautiful and warming light, and we reproduce not so much the world, how many envelops his element", – that's what the artist himself said about his mission. To reproduce the light? Because that's what the Impressionists! They have a light-air mass ceases to be a "background" and becomes a full-fledged element of the picture, and often the actual story. Not coincidence, no – eugène Boudin was the first teacher Claude Monet, that he told Monet to turn to landscape. Boudin belong to the forerunners of impressionism. His canvas "Beach at Trouville" inherent fragility, fluidity and elusiveness of reality, the absence of a rigid framework of time – all of which will fully appear in the works of the Impressionists.

Broad stroke, the muted sky-blue and sandy-Sunny colors, barely outlined human figures, windswept clouds, whitecaps, and sailboats – all United by the artist in this "lovely and warm" light, shown in motion, is a changeable and at the same time, the eternal moment.

In the Hermitage painting eugène Boudin was in 1997. The Museum acquired the painting from a London collector and art dealer Julian Barran for many years working as an auctioneer at Sotheby's auction.

Author: Alain Esaulova
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Art form: Painting

Style of art: Impressionism

Technique: Oil

Date of creation: 1893

Size: 56×91 cm

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