“To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.”
― Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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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
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Edgar Degas (1834–1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers.
Here some of my images inspired by his work
If you interested and want to learn more about Edgar Degas here is a documentary about his life and work.
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