OIL PAINTING: Trouville, 1963
From 1862, Boudin began to paint seascapes and beach scenes at Trouville and
Jeauville: It was there that the Imperial court indulged in the new delights of sea-bathing, soon joined by the polite society of the era.
Using horizontal formats that suited the subject matter well, the artist painted from life silhouettes reduced to colored spots. Working in the open air and striving to produce "a fairly sincere reproduction of the world of my time", Boudin thus paved the way for the Impressionists.