Wednesday Work of the Week | Secondary
Eugène Louis Boudin

Wed 14 Jul, 9.45am (AEST)

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Levels 7-12

Join an NGV Educator live from the NGV for a short and lively introduction to one work from French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. To have your questions answered about the Wednesday Work of the Week send them in advance to [email protected]. The program recording will also be available to access for one week for booked participants.  

Eugène Louis Boudin

Have you ever heard the phrase en plein air? It’s a French term that means ‘in the open air’, which is where many of the Impressionists enjoyed painting. Eugène Louis Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint en plein air. While he isn’t considered an Impressionist artist, he was a very influential figure for a young Claude Monet. Like many of the Impressionists who followed his artistic practice, Boudin was fascinated with scenes of water and sky, and frequently depicted both in his paintings. This week, journey to the Normandy coast to see fashionable urban beach-goers of the time, with Eugène Louis Boudin’s, Fashionable figures on the beach, 1865.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe sources of inspiration in the work of Eugène Louis Boudin.
  • Analyse and interpret the themes, concepts and ideas in artworks by Boudin thatinfluenced the Impressionists.
  • Discuss how the Impressionists used materials, techniques and processes to realise their intentions in their artworks.

Duration: 15 mins

Cost: Free

Learn French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Virtual