The King of the Skies in the City of Light
From 22 March 2013 to 22 July 2013
Painter Eugène Boudin
Known as the "king of the skies," painter Eugène Boudin garnered a reputation for creating beautiful landscapes and beachscapes of regions such as Normandy, Brittany, Bordeaux, the Côte d'Azur and Venice. Boudin used his artistic talents to shape the lighting and details of his paintings in a way that perfectly encapsulated the atmosphere present at each of these locations. Active in the 19th century, the artist is credited with contributing to the renewal of interest in nature within the artistic community of the time. Boudin took an interest in nature and light even before impressionists like Claude Monet, who was also a personal friend of Boudin. In order to present Boudin's innovative perspective, the Musée Jacquemart-André has organized an exhibition dedicated to the life's work of the painter. Almost 60 works — including paintings, watercolors and drawings — were borrowed from various European and North American museums so that this exhibition could be brought to the public. It represents the first Boudin retrospective to be organized in Paris since 1899, one year after the painter's death.