Sunday, October 26, 2014

Boudin pantings in GeocodedArt

The Seine at Caudebec-en-Caux

painting by Eugene Boudin (1824-1898).  Boudin was a leader of the French movement to paint outdoors, and nearly all his works include a view of water.  This is  is a rare example of Boudin doing a study of still water in contrast to the dozens of works of sea and sky of his native Normandy.
 The tower of Notre Dame still dominates the town; the Seine's surface, glassy in parts and turbulent in parts, catches the reflections of the whitewashed structures in the full sunlight. This is a picture of increasingly stable, civilized world as the Seine is traced from the sea to the cultural heights inland.

Boudin geocoded

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