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Debussy and art

Posted at 10:57 AM on August 20, 2012 by Alison Young

Claude Debussy did not appreciate being referred to as an impressionist composer. In 1908 he effectively said knock it off!

"I am trying to do 'something different'- in a way realities- what the imbeciles call `impressionism' is a term which is as poorly used as possible, particularly by art critics."

This painting was made when Debussy was eight years old in 1870. If you look at it while listening to his Nocturnes, I think you might hear the music completely differently!

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot "The Wounded Eurydice" - Minneapolis Institute of Art