:: Claude Debussy ::

“Rien de trop”: that is the artist’s (Debussy) motto. Instead of amalgamating the instruments for mass effects, he throws into relief their individuality or delicately grafts one timbre on to another, without anything of their true nature being spoiled. Like the Impressionist painters of those times, he paints with pure colours, with that delicate sobriety that spurns  all harshness and ugliness.
— Romain Rolland. 

I played Debussy for many many years on the piano and as I was listening to his music today, it was soothing for the soul. His music L’Après-midi d’un faune was inspired by Mallarmé’s poem, and the cherubin candle holder that lies on my mantlepiece just reminded me of the nymphs dancing in it.

J’ai joué du Debussy sur le piano pendant de nombreuses années et pendant que j’écoutais sa musique aujourd’hui, un sentiment apaisant m’est survenu et mon âme en était reconnaissante. Sa musique L’Après-midi d’un faune a été inspirée par le poème de Mallarmé, et le cherubin chandelier qui se trouve sur mon manteau de cheminée me rappelait ces nymphes qui dansent dans son poème.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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2 Responses to :: Claude Debussy ::

  1. claudebuffoni says:

    Comment ne pas apprécier, de toute beauté. Merci Jane.

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