Eugène BOUDIN (1824-1898)

At a time where conventional painting was done in an atelier, Eugène Boudin was a precursor of painting in the open air.


Selection of works by Eugène Boudin currently available

Eugène Boudin, Deauville, le bassin 1884
Eugène Boudin
Deauville, le bassin
1884
Oil on canvas
46,8 x 38,1cm

 

Eugène Boudin, Venise, Le Mole à l’entrée du grand canal et la Salute, 1895
Eugène Boudin
Venise, Le Mole à l’entrée du grand canal et la Salute
1895
Oil on canvas
28,5 x 41,5 cm

 

Eugene BOUDIN Le Bassin du commerce Bruxelles
Eugène Boudin
Le Bassin du commerce, Bruxelles
1871
Oil on canvas
25,5 x 34,5 cm

 

Eugène Boudin Anvers. La Tête de Flandres 1870 Watercolor 20,5 x 32,8 cm
Eugène Boudin
Anvers. La Tête de Flandres
1870
Watercolor
20,5 x 32,8 cm

 

Eugène Boudin, Scène de plage, 1866 Watercolor 14,3 x 26,6 cm, Artwork for sale
Boudin
Scène de plage
1866
Watercolor
14,3 x 26,6 cm

 

Work by Eugène Boudin available at Galerie de la Présidence, Sur la Plage, 1867, Watercolor, Price upon request
Boudin
Sur la Plage
1867
Watercolor, 16,2 x 25,1 cm

 

Eugène Boudin Bord de mer à Honfleur Circa 1860-66 Pastel, 21,7 x 28,7 cm
Boudin
Bord de mer à Honfleur
Circa 1860-66
Pastel, 21,7 x 28,7 cm

 

Eugène Boudin, La plage, 1870, watercolor, 12,5 x 27,5 cm
Boudin
La plage
1870
Watercolor, 12,5 x 27,5 cm

 

Eugène Boudin, Groupe de bretonnes, 1870-73, watercolor 13,3 x 20cm
Boudin
Groupe de bretonnes
1870-73
Watercolor, 13,3 x 20 cm

Price upon request. Contact us.


Eugène Boudin, precursor of impressionism

“Three brush strokes from nature are worth more than two days at an easel”.

As the son of a sailor, his youth was spent in the mist and gusts of wind. Boudin was familiar with both financial and psychological misery until 1859, the year of his move to Honfleur. Dumas’ son bought his work. Courbet encouraged him.

“You are the only person who knows the sky.
We can imagine the season, the time of day and the wind”.
Charles Baudelaire, about Eugène Boudin pastels

In 1860 Boudin began to paint beach scenes called crinolines, elegant relaxed-looking friezes where the refined chromatics stands out from a background of sea and sky, which was the source of his fame.

In 1880 Durand-Ruel purchased all of his work.

Boudin remained very attached to Normandy all his life. He was the painter par excellence of “wet suns”, “scrambled skies”, changing light, fugitive atmospheres, pearl grey and the lapping of ports and their large three-masted boats – infinite research themes.

Boudin is the uncontested master of marine atmospheres and meteorological wonders as Baudelaire said. His simmering touch exalted the values of sketching and suggestion, effects that the impressionists, particularly Monet who became his friend, would amplify.

“…if I became a painter, I owe it to Boudin”.
Monet

Finally, all of impressionism’s modernity is visible in Boudin’s work ten years before the movement appeared and was recognised by critics.

 


Latest exhibitions dedicated to Eugène Boudin

Monet / Boudin

Musée Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
From June 26th to September 30th 2018

Catalog of the exhibition Monet / Boudin, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Catalog of the exhibition Monet / Boudin
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
June 26 – September 30 2018



The Galerie de la Présidence lends seven works by Boudin to the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
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Eugène Boudin, l’atelier de la lumière

MuMa Le Havre
From April 16th to September 26th 2016

200 works, 116 of them on loan from private or public collections.
The Galerie de la Présidence lent works to this exhibition.
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Exhibition "Eugène Boudin l'atelier de la lumière" Le Havre MuMa - 2016

 

Eugène Boudin

Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris
From March 22nd to July 22nd 2013 

The first parisian retrospective since 1899.
The Galerie de la Présidence lent works to this exhibition.
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Exhibition "Eugène Boudin" Musee Jacquemart-André - 2013

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