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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EUGENE BOUDIN

In Deauville

Born on July 12, 1824 in Honfleur, Eugène Boudin, precursor of Impressionism, spent his youth in Le Havre and then stayed from 1864, every summer in Trouville-sur-Mer and Deauville. It transcribes the scenes of seaside life, from the elegant to the effervescence of the markets, from the augeron landscapes to the ports. Painter of the skies, he strives in his paintings to transcribe the transience of light, the changing skies, the matter of clouds and the fickleness of the sea.

Landmarks: At the entrance to the Port Deauville breakwater, a heritage plaque indicates where the painter regularly settled to paint Deauville beach, always with the same framing under different lights.

In 1884, he built his house in Deauville, the Villa Les Ajoncs - a small Dutch cage - now renamed La Breloque, at 8 rue Olliffe - where he spent the last fourteen years of his life, It is in this house that he died on August 8, 1898.
Eugène Boudin produced over a hundred canvases and gouaches in Deauville.

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