Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet’s Teacher–From Sea Cliffs to Venetian Canals

Eugene Boudin, Etretat, The Cliff of Aval, 1890, oil on canvas, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

 

French artist Eugene Boudin (1824-1898) was a master of seascapes and his art was an inspiration for the young Claude Monet (1840-1926), who worked with the older painter in their native city Le Havre in Normandy.  Boudin also traveled to Venice and like so many painters through the centuries, captured in paint monumental landmarks such as Santa Maria della Salute below.

 

Eugene Boudin, Venice, Santa Maria della Salute from San Giorgio, 1895, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

 

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