Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Moonrise over the Canal

By Eugene Louis Boudin SKU:40447

Eugene-Louis Boudin's "Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Moonrise over the Canal" is a highly notable painting created in 1891. This artwork holds immense significance due to its remarkable depiction of the enchanting coastal town of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. Boudin captures the mesmerizing moonrise casting a mystical glow over the tranquil canal, bustling market square, and the graceful ferry. The painting showcases the artist's profound understanding of light, atmosphere, and the interplay between natural and human elements. "Saint-Valery-sur-Somme" stands as a testament to Boudin's ability to transport viewers to serene and captivating landscapes, evoking a sense of wonder and appreciation for the beauty of nature and everyday life.

36 cm

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“Title: Eugene-Louis Boudin’s “”Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Moonrise over the Canal””

Year Painted: 1869

Eugene-Louis Boudin’s “”Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Moonrise over the Canal”” is a truly captivating painting created in 1869. This artwork holds immense significance in the realm of landscape and maritime painting, showcasing Boudin’s exceptional ability to capture the magical beauty of a moonlit night.

The painting depicts the picturesque scene of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme at dusk, with the moon rising over the tranquil canal. Boudin’s expert brushwork and careful use of light and shadow bring the scene to life, evoking a sense of serenity and enchantment. The moon’s soft glow illuminates the water, casting a gentle reflection and adding a touch of mystery to the atmosphere.

This painting is particularly special because it demonstrates Boudin’s mastery in capturing the ethereal qualities of moonlight and the transformative effect it has on the landscape. The artist’s attention to detail and his ability to portray the subtle nuances of light and color create a sense of depth and atmosphere in the painting.

“”Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Moonrise over the Canal”” is a testament to Boudin’s keen observation of nature and his ability to convey a sense of tranquility and harmony through his art. The delicate brushstrokes and the soft tonal variations capture the fleeting nature of the moonlight, transporting viewers to a world of peace and contemplation.

The painting also holds historical significance as it represents a pivotal moment in Boudin’s artistic career. It was during this period that he began to explore the effects of light and atmosphere more intensely, foreshadowing the groundbreaking techniques of the Impressionist movement.

“”Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Moonrise over the Canal”” stands as a timeless masterpiece, admired for its technical brilliance and its ability to evoke an emotional response. The painting invites viewers to immerse themselves in the enchanting scene, to feel the serenity of the moonlit night, and to appreciate the beauty of the coastal landscape.

Today, this painting continues to be highly regarded, appreciated for its artistic excellence and its ability to transport the viewer to a moment of tranquility and wonder. Eugene-Louis Boudin’s “”Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Moonrise over the Canal”” is a true testament to the artist’s ability to capture the essence of a moonlit landscape and evoke a sense of awe and fascination.”

Original size:
55 x 40 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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