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Claude Debussy: "Music is the space between the notes"!

(Achille) Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term.
He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Born to a family of modest means and little cultural involvement, Debussy showed enough musical talent to be admitted at the age of ten to France's leading music college, the Conservatoire de Paris.
He originally studied the piano, but found his vocation in innovative composition, despite the disapproval of the Conservatoire's conservative professors.
He took many years to develop his mature style, and was nearly 40 when he achieved international fame in 1902 with the only opera he completed, Pelléas et Mélisande.

Jacques-Émile Blanche (1861-1942) | Claude Debussy, 1902

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Wassily Kandinsky: "Il colore è un potere che influenza direttamente l'anima"!

"Il colore è il tasto, l'occhio il martelletto, l'anima il pianoforte dalle molte corde.
L'artista è una mano che toccando questo o quel tasto mette in vibrazione l'anima umana".

"Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings.
The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul".

"A parallel between color and music can only be relative - just as a violin can give warm shades of tone, so yellow has shades, which can be expressed by various instruments".

"In generale il colore è un mezzo che consente di esercitare un influsso diretto sull'anima".


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Johann Sebastian Bach: "La musica aiuta a non sentire dentro il silenzio che c’è fuori"!

"Tre cose sono necessarie per un buon pianista: la testa, il cuore e le dita".
"La perfezione si raggiunge per gradi".
"Ai miei occhi ed alle mie orecchie l’organo è il re di tutti gli strumenti".
"La musica non è nelle note, la musica è tra le note".

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Buffone è chi non ride mai".
"Ogni difficoltà su cui si sorvola, diventa un fantasma che turberà i nostri sonni".

Johann Sebastian Bach (1714-1788), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) e Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Terrace at Cagnes, 1905

Suffering from severe rheumatism late in life, Renoir often visited Cagnes, a town in southern France. He rented an apartment in the Maison de La Poste (post office building) and lived there from 1903 to 1907.

We see that building on the right side of this painting. Renoir could view the streets of Cagnes and its orchards from a window in his apartment.
This painting presents, in limpid brushwork, the houses and orchards arranged stepwise on the hill.
The woman seated on the wall is wearing a white hat and a red jacket.
Beside her is a child in a straw hat. | Source: © Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Terrace at Cagnes, 1905 | Bridgestone Museum of Art

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Lise - La femme a l'ombrelle, 1867

Lise, also known as Lise - La femme à l'ombrelle, or Lise with a Parasol, is an oil-on-canvas painting by the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created in 1867 during his early Salon period.
The full-length painting depicts model Lise Tréhot posing in a forest.
She wears a white muslin dress and holds a black lace parasol to shade her from the sunlight, which filters down through the leaves, contrasting her face in the shadow and her body in the light, highlighting her dress rather than her face.


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George Sand’s letter to Alfred de Musset

George Sand (Scrittrice e drammaturga Francese, 1804-1876) ed Alfred de Musset (Poeta, scrittore romantico e drammaturgo Francese, 1810-1857) si erano conosciuti nel giugno del 1833 presso amici comuni quando Musset, dopo aver letto Lélia, le scrisse di essere innamorato di lei.
Vivono una passione tormentata con picchi estremi di creatività che scandalizza le loro famiglie, gli amici e quanti sono loro accanto, costringendoli a lasciare Parigi per fare approdo in Italia, alla ricerca di un’impossibile felicità.
A dicembre partirono insieme per l'Italia: a Genova George Sand si ammalò di una malattia che trascinò fino a Venezia, dove alloggiarono dal 1º gennaio 1834: George passava a letto le sue giornate, curata dal giovane medico veneziano Pietro Pagello, mentre Musset passava le notti con alcune prostitute.
Tuttavia anche il poeta contrasse il tifo, che gli procurò febbre altissima ed allucinazioni e venne assistito da George e da Pagello, che intanto era divenuto amante della scrittrice.

George Sand and Alfred de Musset

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Philippe Charles Jacquet, 1957 | Surrealist painter

Born in Paris, Philippe Charles Jacquet was trained as an architect at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
After pursuing a 20 year long career in architecture, he decided to dedicate himself solely to painting in 2000.
His painting technique is entirely self-taught.
The level of precision and detail in his work speaks to his architectural background while the atmosphere embodied in his paintings is a complete manifestation of his own imagination.


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Hugues Merle | Pittore di genere

French painter Hugues Merle (1823-1881) has long been associated with his friend and possible rival, William Bouguereau.
Merle was just two years older than Bouguereau, and their thematic and artistic concerns and meticulous degree of finish resulted in comparison from critics and collectors alike.
Merle began exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1847 and went on to become to teacher of Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau, Bouguereau's wife and a talented painter in her own right.