Metropolitan Museum of Art                         Violin, 1693
Made by Antonio Stradivari (Italian, 1644–1737)
Cremona, Italy                                                                This violin made by Antonio Stradivari is the only one in existence that has been restored to its original Baroque form. Before modification to produce a louder, more brilliant tone and to extend the left-hand technique to higher positions, Baroque violins had gut strings, a short fingerboard, and a…

Metropolitan Museum of Art Violin, 1693 Made by Antonio Stradivari (Italian, Cremona, Italy only one in existence that has been restored to its original Baroque form.

Violin Makers: Nicolò Amati (1596–1684) and Antonio Stradivari (1644–1737) | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Violin Makers: Nicolò Amati and Antonio Stradivari

Metropolitan Museum of Art                         Violin, 1669 made by Nicolò Amati (Italian, 1596–1684)
Cremona, Italy
Spruce, maple, other woods
L. of body 13 13/16 in. (35 cm) (belly), L. of upper bouts 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm), L. of middle bouts 4 3/8 in. (11 cm), L. of lower bouts 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm)
Gift of Evelyn Stark, 1974 (1974.229)

Violin 1669 made by Nicolò Amati (Italian, Cremona, Italy Spruce, maple, other woods

This violin, The Harrison, is a Stradivari violin, made before 1700. It not only looks beautiful but sounds marvelous.  This is one of the highest prized musical instruments. And yes, it's art.

This violin, The Harrison, is a Stradivari violin, made before It not only looks beautiful but sounds marvelous. This is one of the highest prized musical instruments.

The Antonius. Antonio Stradivari  (Italian, Cremona 1644–1737 Cremona) Date: 1711 Geography: Cremona, Italy Medium: Maple, spruce, ebony.

The Antonius. Antonio Stradivari (Italian, Cremona Cremona) Date: 1711 Geography: Cremona, Italy Medium: Maple, spruce, ebony.

Antonio Stradivari - Violin Cobbett - Cremona (1683)    I personally believe that musical instruments like these are certainly works of art.

Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, "Cobbett" Length of back: cm Upper bouts: cm Middle bouts: cm Lower bouts: cm

Violin, Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy, 1693

The Francesca Violin, Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy, 1694 [per previous pinner]

The Antonio Stradivari violin of 1703 on exhibit, behind glass, at the Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin.

Antonio Stradivari violin of 1703 on exhibit, behind glass, at the Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin Stradivarius_violin_front.

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Bass Viola da Gamba

Violin Makers: Nicolò Amati and Antonio Stradivari

The Blackbird, also called the Black Stone Violin, is a full-size playable violin made of black diabase after drawings by Antonio Stradivari (Stradivarius), but with technical modifications to allow it to be played. The violin was conceived and designed by the Swedish artist Lars Widenfalk.

The Black Stone violin, called The Blackbird on red velvet. A world unic playable instrument, made by the Swedish sculptor Lars Widenfalk, in

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