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Impressionism relates to a style of painting and composing from the last third of the 19th century It was started by Claude Monet and his paintings and then worked its way into Debussys compositions In painting terms this style was characterized by short brush strokes of bright colorsto represent the effect of light on an objectWechsler 6 The music of the impressionist composers contained hidden images and portrayed reality through music The impressionist era was based mainly on light and the concept of reality and used nature as a background and ordinary subjects as the foreground Impressionist works of music contained some of the same characteristics of impressionist painting It was the breaking away from classical techniques that mainly characterized impressionism Debussy is to impressionist music as Monet is to painting in that they are both the founders of their medium in which they portray the impressionist style Impressionist music was like the paintings they stirred emotions in the viewers and the listeners Debussy never considered himself an Impressionist he considered himself a Realist Classical 1 Since he never socialized with the impressionists at their cafs and their meetings he isnt really considered an impressionist although his style and works are closely similar to those of the impressionists Debussy laid the foundation for later styles of music he is noted as laying the foundation for jazz with his different chords Classical 1 Debussy was known at the time as being a rebel with his music because he followed no composition technique and his chords were distinctive and newClaude Monet is known as the father of Impressionism He not only gave the name to the style he lived this new style The name that he gave to a painting for a gallery was Imprsessions Soleil Levant which in turn became the name for the style and era Monet like the other impressionist painters believed in sur le motif which means painting on the spot not in
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