Jacquemart-Andre Museum presents Eugene Boudin exhibition

. March 21, 2013 . 0 Comments

Jacquemart-Andre Museum presents the first parisian retrospective since the end of the 19th century devoted to the painter Eugène Boudin, on view March 22nd to July 22nd, 2013. With the participation of major international museums, this gathering of some sixty paintings, watercolours, and drawings will introduce: “Eugène Boudin“.

Eugene BoudinKnown for his seascapes and beach scenes, Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) was one of the first French artists to take his easel outside the studio to paint landscapes. In his numerous paintings, he especially focused on the rendering of elements and atmospheric effects. As such, he was one of the initiators of a renewed view of nature, and thus preceded the impressionists in this approach, not to mention his friend Claude Monet, who wrote late in life: “I owe everything to Boudin.”

Over the years, his palette became brighter and his touch lighter for a better rendition of reflections from the sky and water. From Normandy to Venice, which he discovered in his latter years, along with the beaches in the North, Brittany, and the South, he painted landscapes in movement in a subtle harmony of coloured greys. A genuine “King of the skies,” Eugène Boudin perfected the art of transcribing such changing elements as light, clouds, and waves.

General director of the exhibition Laurent Manœuvre is gathering nearly sixty paintings, watercolours, and drawings, thanks to loans from major international museums, portraying Eugène Boudin in his quest for light, from Honfleur to Venice, and paying a wonderful tribute to this artist so closely associated with the sea and its seascapes. www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com

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