Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Leonard da Vinci Instrument Makes Its Debut
Recently, NPR’s Robert Smith reported about the debut of Leonardo da Vinci’s harpsichord-viola in a concert in New York City. A partial sketch of the instrument appears in Leonardo’s largest manuscript, the Codex Atlanticus.
Leonardo3, an Italian collective dedicated to exploring and creating Leonardo’s designs, built the harpsichord-viola and displayed itÂ in the Discovery Times Square Exhibition Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop.
Smith’s story says it all.Â Take a listen.
December 10, 2009 – More than 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci designed a completely new musical instrument. But the harpsichord-viola was just a figment of the his imagination until now.
Industrial designers from Italian firm Leonardo3 have reconstructed the instrument from sketches in Leonardo’s notebooks. There’s a slight problem, though: The mind of the great renaissance genius didn’t count on how noisy the machine would sound. Keep reading…
AÂ brief Discovery News video report by James Williams shows the harpsichord-viola in action:
See?Â Everything has a purpose.