Le Pardon de Sainte-Anne-la-Palud
oil on canvas
w23.2 x h17.5 cm (Without frame)
Purchased by the municipality
© MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn
出生于霍夫勒，在勒阿弗尔接受教育，尤金·布丁（1824-1898）于1855年第一次访问布列塔尼，并在接下来的三年里定期前往那里。他被这片风景如画的地区所吸引，对菲尼斯特埃农民的简单生活感兴趣，并被证明是他们生活方式的敏锐见证人。1857年，在他第二次逗留期间，这位艺术家参加了该地区最大、最受欢迎的宗教庆典之一，圣安妮·拉·帕卢德（Ste Anne La Palud）的赦免仪式，传统上发生在八月的最后一个周末。他抓住机会为沙龙画了自己的第一幅作品。布丁为这次活动画了许多草图。他着重于向公众鞠躬庆祝的世俗方面，描绘了在下面的乡村扎营的人群，忙于准备野餐午餐，并把朝圣者聚集在教堂的远处背景。艺术家详细描述了当地的服装、妇女的白色头饰和日常用品。这件艺术品是在1859年的巴黎沙龙上展出的，博德莱尔称赞它为“苯教”和“圣人”，这是一幅精美的画。这幅画是这位艺术家的第一幅作品，标志着他首次登上官方艺术舞台。勒阿弗尔市于1851年授予布丁奖学金，1860年以500法郎的价格购买了这幅画，考虑到当时静物画和风景画的价格可能在50法郎左右，这一金额相当可观。1863年，布丁开始将海景和海滩景色送到沙龙，这是他职业生涯中唯一一幅此类画作，这一赦免标志着他成长时期的结束。
Born in Honfleur and schooled in Le Havre, Eugène Boudin (1824–1898) visited Brittany for the first time in 1855 and travelled there regularly for the next three years. Drawn to the picturesque region, he was interested in the simple life of the peasants from the Finistère and proved to be a keen-eyed witness to their way of living.During his second sojourn in 1857, the artist attended the pardon of Ste-Anne-La-Palud, one of the region’s biggest and most popular religious celebrations, which traditionally takes place the last weekend of August. He seized the opportunity to paint his first piece for the Salon.Boudin made a number of sketches of the event. Focusing on the secular aspect of the celebration—bowing to the public's tastes of the time—, he depicted the crowd camped in the countryside below, busy with preparations for a picnic lunch, and set the pilgrims gathering at the chapel in the distant background. The artist gave detailed descriptions of the local costumes, the women's white headdresses, and everyday objects. The artwork was presented at the 1859 Salon de Paris, where it earned the praise of Baudelaire who described it as "bon” and “sage", a good and careful picture. The artist's first entry, this painting marked his debut on the official art scene. The city of Le Havre, which had granted Boudin a scholarship in 1851, purchased the painting in 1860 for 500 francs—a significant amount considering that still-lifes and landscapes could be negotiated for around 50 francs at the time. The only painting of its kind in the artist's career—in 1863, Boudin began sending seascapes and beach scenes to the Salon—, the Pardon marked the end of his formative years.