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...se of incorporating a brown and grey palette reflects the dissonance of the music and the large waves crashing along the cliff plays along with the movement of the music. The piece has a consonant sound but the dynamic buildings are intermittent until it builds back up to a climax. The majestic tone at the end of the song evokes images of tall, powerful swells. The crash symbols return suggesting the wind forcing the waves into a collision.
Claude Monet and Claude Debussy both lived during the period of Impressionism and sought to capture the essence of the subject matter instead of focusing on the details that others aspired and dedicated themselves to. Both artists captured the variety of temperaments of the sea, Debussy through music using the three contrasting movements of La Mer, and Monet through countless paintings he created of the sea in various occasions.
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