Mary Cassatt's The Boating Party

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During the twentieth-century, the relationship between art and music begin to intertwine into new ideologies, such as impressionism which was incorporated within the American painter, Mary Cassatt’s artistic piece, The Boating Party. This artistic piece emphasized the manipulation of light and color by fixating artistic features of strong lines and dramatic colors in which helped to strongly emphasize an expressionistic mood within the painting itself in which nostalgia can truly be felt through the masterpiece within its viewers. The manipulation of light and color compares to the correlating aspects of music impressionism due to the idea that impressionism in music is characterized by modal and exotic scales, unresolved dissonances, parallel chords,…show more content…
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