Archive for the ‘Harpsichords’ Category

A Table for A Muselaar

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

The painted muselaar from my 'Labour of Love' post of October 23, 2008 needed a table and stool. The client requested that we take inspiration for the design from the harpsichord stand pictured in this Flemish painting: Plans were drawn up and the woodworker got to work We then finished the stand with ...

Labour of Love

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

[caption id="attachment_21" align="alignleft" width="538" caption="fully decorated muselaar"][/caption] I have finally finished this project. It is a decorated muselaar, a similar instrument to a harpsichord. The outside is decorated with a vivacious painted marble, the soundboard is decorated with birds and fruits from the Flemish tradition, and the inside of the lid ...

Musical putti

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Carlo V. Mori will be posting on my blog while I keep up with work commitments. When decoration gets labour intensive, writing about it seems like stealing time from the final goal. So I asked Carlo to write for me while I am busy painting. He wants me to show these ...

Harpsichord in Paris

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I am just back from Paris where I spent a week in the studio of the world renowned harpischord maker, Marc Ducornet. Besides enjoying the atmosphere of Paris, I was painting a soundboard of an instrument called a 'muselaar'. To quote John W. McCoy's info on the web: The Muselaar was a ...