German Violin Makers of the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Century?

Answer The modern violin evolved from medieval instruments such as the viol, the lute and the rebec. It wasn't until the first half of the 16th century that the modern violin first appeared in northern It... Read More »

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Seventeenth Century Differences Between Dutch & Italian Paintings?

Many art historians refer to 17th century painting as simply "Baroque." However, painting styles, technique and subject matter actually varied significantly over the course of the period. Italy, pa... Read More »

Violin Makers Resources?

If you are a luthier, the technically correct name for a stringed instrument maker or a violin maker, or are about to become one, you understand that specialized tools and resources for luthiers ar... Read More »

How to Identify German Porcelain Makers?

German Johann Friedrich Boettcher discovered the secret for making porcelain in 1709, and soon thereafter founded the Royal Meissen Factory. Within forty years, there were eight major German porcel... Read More »

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