Friday, September 10, 2010


Camille Corot, Bridge at Narni, plein air sketch

Claude Monet, Boulevard des Capucines

Claude Monet, Gare Saint Lazare

Claude Monet, Haystacks

Claude Monet, Waterlillies,

Edgar Degas, Cotton Exchange, New Orleans

Edgar Degas, Dance Class

Edgar Degas, The Star

Mary Cassatt, The Bath

Pierre Renoir, Luncheon at the Boating Party

Camille Pissarro, Avenue de l'Opera in the Rain

Berthe Morisot, Hide and Seek


plein air painting
First Impressionist Exhibition 1874
Claude Monet
--Impressionist Brushstroke
--chromatic palette
--simultaneous contrast
Edgar Degas
Mary Cassatt
Pierre Renoir
Camille Pissarro
Berthe Morisot

Read Chapter 2 in the textbook

Musical Impressionism

Claude Debussy, "Reflections in Water" from Images

Like the Impressionist painters, Debussy was not interested in telling any kind of story in his music. Harmonies and rhythmic structures are sometimes sacrificed in the interest of creating an over all musical effect, rich in tonal color. He sometimes used dissonance and unusual scales in his work to achieve that effect.

Claude Monet, Waterlilies, detail