Eugène Boudin’s luminous humility

Paris, 28 March 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The Musée Jacquemart André is honouring until 22 July 2013, Eugène Boudin, the painter of “meteorological beauties” and pioneer of the Impressionist Revolution. As the first Parisian retrospective since 1899, this exhibition is an event of the year and allows a profound rediscovery of the artist. A late rediscovery?

While impressionism was scrutinised throughout the 20th century, E. Boudin stayed in the shadow of the great fame of Claude Monet for a long time, and joined a discrete group of painters like Caillebotte, a forgotten impressionist. Thus, one of the objectives of the exhibition is to reveal the filiation between master Boudin and his pupil Monet, who declared that he owed all to Boudin when he was at the peak of his career. The exhibition serves the heritage of Boudin in a marvellous way, and offers an itinerary that is sometimes as troubling as

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