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Eugène Boudin


The mirrors between the sky and the sea are the main subjects of Boudin's paintings. We find them on his first pastels where he captures the infinite variations of clouds, recording days, dates, times. From the Saint-Siméon farm, where Parisian and Norman artists meet, Boudin does not shy away from the meticulous work of a naturalist, which gives him a perfect mastery of “meteorological beauties”. Light is still central to his worldly paintings, often two-thirds occupied by a cloudy sky. If the works produced between 1885 and 1895 are often considered too dry and too polished, Trouville, the jetty at high tide is not reduced to a fragment of nature but preserves the memory of some meditation on the landscape.