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Digital exhibition

Feb 25, 2010

Ole Bull's violin - 360 view

Ole Bull's fabolous violin made by Gasparo da Salo in 1562, the angelhead carved by Benevenuto Cellini. The violin is on permanent display as a part of the exhibition "People and Possessions" at Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuesum in Bergen. Use your cursor to rotate and zoom the picture.

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The very attitude of the man, as he stands poising his bow for a moment before he begins to play, his lithe and graceful yet wholly unartificial bow to the audience, his weird and slender figure, with head thrown back, and eyes upturned as if seeking inspiration from some invisible source, or (as some has imagined) listening for an inaudible whisper form his violin, are of themselves a poem adressed to the eye, resembling in effect the wild lyrics of his native North, […]

– Maria S. Brainerd