“I am concerned with making something new – realities – as it were: what imbeciles call ‘Impressionism.’”- Claude Debussy The music of Claude Debussy is an acquired taste. While some listeners adore the blurred harmonies and the haziness that results from a lack of structure, others frown on his music as being either lazy […]Read more "D – What’s the Big Deal About Debussy?"
My absolute favorite style of painting is Impressionism, which developed in Paris during the 19th century. The invention of the photograph threatened to leave many painters penniless, since the camera was able to capture any image more realistically than a painter could do on canvas. Finally, several Parisian artists simply gave up on trying to […]Read more "Impressionism: A Beautiful Painting, A Grotesque Life"
Every time my two-year old son hears a train, he gets really excited. He rushes to the window and shouts, “Car! Car!” (which is the closes he can get to “Choo, Choo” at the moment). His antics make me smile, but I have to admit – I myself have always found there to be something […]Read more "Why Do Trains Run Off with Our Imagination?"