Monet on the Run - 22. A few words about Eugène Boudin
Even though Boudin took part in the first Impressionist Exhibition in 1874, he never felt like an innovator or a radical. And he was right, but don’t these later studies of his match remarkably well with Monet’s ‘Impression, Sunrise’?
Monet’s iconic painting shocked the visitors of that same first exhibition, was laughed away by the press, but eventually gave its name to the impressionist movement.
Eugène Boudin, Études de ciel, c. 1888 - 1895. Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux, Le Havre, France
Claude Monet, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), 1873. Oil on canvas, 48 x 63 cm. Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris