Labour of Love

October 23, 2008 – 17:28
fully decorated muselaar

fully decorated muselaar

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 has a landscape painting depicting the myth of Orpheus and his young wife, Eurydice, taken from him into the underworld after she died from the poison of a viper’s bite.

I will be sorry to see this one leave the workshop. I’ve become quite attached to it.

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  1. 5 Responses to “Labour of Love”

  2. This is truly a work of art. Absolutely stunning!

    By Arthur Y on Oct 25, 2008

  3. so beautiful alison! well done!!!

    By Lynne Rutter on Oct 27, 2008

  4. What a beauty Allison! I remember seeing it at the beginning stage when I visited you in your studio. You created a masterpiece! The lights and shadows are fabulous!

    By Tatiana Rugers on Mar 3, 2009

  5. incredible

    By jill dipippo on May 5, 2009

  6. Hi anyone out there who has attended classes at FlorenceArt.
    How was your experience?Classes,accommodations etc.
    I am signed up for painting restoration. How comprehensive was your class?

    By Alice Tingley on Apr 6, 2014

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