Sunday, August 4, 2013

Eugène Louis Boudin, the king of the skies

Trouville, les jetées, marée haute

The Beach, Cloudy Sky (1885)

Deauville, the Dunes (1891)

Eugène Louis Boudin (French: [budɛ̃]; 12 July 1824 – 8 August 1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores. His pastels, summary and economic, garnered the splendid eulogy of Baudelaire; and Corot called him the "king of the skies".