[Soft Spot] : Botanical Illustration
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[Soft Spot] : Botanical Illustration

In the before time of photography, human relies on entirely on their own and writing tool to document knowledge about plants. Drawing and writing used to be an essential skill in medicine. These drawing used to be included in pharmacopeia ( literally,”drug-making) which is a book containing directions for the identification of compound medicines. I am … Continue reading

Music History Wednesday : Da Vinci’s invention Viola Organista and Slawomir Zubrzycki
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Music History Wednesday : Da Vinci’s invention Viola Organista and Slawomir Zubrzycki

The main thing I find admiring about Leonardo da Vinci is the fact that he is well rounded polymath. A quality the rest of us peasants could only dream of. Recently, a Polish musician a Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki debuted an instrument based on Da Vinci’s amazing sketches called the viola organista. Zubrzycki was reported … Continue reading

Music History Wednesday : Johann Pachelbel Canon in D Major
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Music History Wednesday : Johann Pachelbel Canon in D Major

This piece is probably more familiar to many of you. Canon in D Major experienced its popularity in the 70s and 80s through a recording by Jean-Francois Paillard  and its use in the film Ordinary People (1980). The piece somehow made its way to weddings rivalling Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. Canon in D Major’s chord progression … Continue reading