www.timelinestaircase.com has been named in Homeschool.com as one of the Top 100 Educational Websites this year! We are in the HISTORY, ART, and MUSIC category. Happy that folks are finding the Timelines useful!
Along with the Free Look and Find Activity downloads on this website, I'll be posting soon about the Art History Activity Book and Coloring Book that will go along with the Art History Timeline.
"Whistler, and his painting Whistler's Mother, had a profound effect on Claude Debussy, a contemporary French composer. In 1894, Debussy wrote to violinist Eugène Ysaÿe describing his Nocturnes as "an experiment in the different combinations that can be obtained from one color – what a study in grey would be in painting." Whether Debussy was using the term color to refer to orchestration or harmony, critics have observed "shades" of a particular sound quality in his music." Weintraub, Stanley. 2001. Whistler: A Biography (New York: Da Capo Press).
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, also called Portrait of the Artist's Mother 1871 Oil on canvas H. 144.3; W. 162.5 cm Paris, Musée d'Orsay© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay)
Here are Debussy's Nocturnes in a cool (excuse the pun) color coded analyses. I prefer his Clair de Lune, but I like the art and music connection here!
I'm Tracy Boberg Nichols. I teach Art at a classical school in Colorado. Researching, writing, and hand illustrating these timelines have been an unexpected obsession. My family call them my 'empty nest' projects. I call them a labor or love.