Da Vinci Piano(sort of) built and played for the first time
I love when this stuff happens. The "viola organista," as Leonardo da Vinci called it, has been built and played for the first time thanks to Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki, after 5,000 hours and $10k. Da Vinci came up with the idea and did some drawings, describing an instrument designed to use a keyboard to create a bowed string sound. Check out The History Blog for some more writing and This is Colossal for more great art news.