Paul Cézanne

Day 22

Paul Cézanne

October 22 marks the 109th anniversary of Paul Cézanne’s death.

Cezanne’s dedication for his work cost him his life. One day Cezanne was caught in a storm while working in the field. However he continued to work for two hours before deciding to go home. On the way he collapsed and was taken home by a passing driver. The next day he decided to continue working but fainted in the middle. The model called for help, Cezanne was put to bed and he never left it again. A few days later Cezanne died of pneumonia. He was buried at the old cemetery in his beloved hometown of Aix-en-Provence.

Paul Cézanne is a Post-Impressionism artist.

If you would like to know the difference between Impressionism and Post-Impressionism here is a documentary:

This is the 22nd post in a 31 Day Series: 31 Days Inspired by Impressionism.

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Impressionism in Music

Day 16


Shortly after the visual artists began exhibiting their work,  people in other arts disciplines began trying to incorporate impressionist principles into their work.

Claude Debussy began composing Impressionist music.
Debussy was just as influenced by other art forms as he was by music, if not more so. He took a strong interest in literature and visual art, and used these mediums to help shape his unique musical style.

“I love music passionately. And because I love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it. It is a free art gushing forth, an open-air art boundless as the elements, the wind, the sky, the sea. It must never be shut in and become an academic art.”
Claude Debussy


More music by Claude Debussy

This is the 16th post in a 31 Day Series: 31 Days Inspired by Impressionism.

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