Eugene Boudin and Aleksey Bogolubov Cover Image

Эжен Буден и Алексей Боголюбов
Eugene Boudin and Aleksey Bogolubov

Author(s): Tatiana Eduardovna Mojenok-Ninin
Subject(s): Visual Arts, 19th Century, Sociology of Art
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: landscape; France; Russia; 19th century; realism; impressionism; Normandy; seashores; Bogolubov; Boudin;

Summary/Abstract: Among the work of Aleksey Bogolubov (1824-1896) and Eugene Boudin (1824-1898), two painters to be considered apart from the others 19th century’s artists, several similarities can be noticed: both of them admired Barbizon’s painters during their youth, both of then went further. They were interested in atmospheric transformations; they both tried to reproduce the modifications of colours under the effect of the light on paintings. Bogolubov and Boudin specialized into small sketches of landscapes, painted over wood panels, without any anecdotic background. They suggested a new way to two young painters, Claude Monet and Vassily Polenov. They took part to two major exhibitions of the 19th century: Eugene Boudin was at the first impressionist exhibition in 1874, Aleksey Bogolubov was at the first Itinerant art exhibition in 1871. But neither Boudin nor Bogolubov bound their destiny to these groups. Both well-known at their time, they were then both almost forgotten because of the rising glory of the Impressionist and Itinerant artists. Nevertheless, since the 1990s, their work has been gaining a renewal of interest. Their artistic sense, their vision of landscape and nature are especially visible in Normandy. The theme showing the most obvious proximity between the two artists is the representation of seashores with sketched figures of holiday-makers. Bogolubov and Boudin travelled along the Normand coasts with their palette with the unique purpose of capturing the modifications of light and colours due to the quickly changing weather. For them, as for Monnet, these modifications are the very true essence of painting.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 71-81
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Russian