This Luthier paints masterpieces of art onto his violins and they’re so beautiful
29 June 2021, 08:48
Art and music in harmony – these instruments are almost too beautiful for words
Saulo Dantas-Barreto is a renowned violin maker who crafts and repairs instruments for string players the world over.
But what’s extra-remarkable is how this creator also swaps a luthier’s chisel for a paintbrush, adorning his instruments with masterpieces from the art world.
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The works of Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Vincent van Gogh have been painted onto violins, which Dantas-Barreto shares on his Instagram channel.
Layers of beauty. Let’s admire a few of them.
Dantas-Barreto studied his craft in violin-making at the Antonio Stradivari International Violin Making Institute in Cremona, Italy. He also studied sculpture and violin performance. His workshop is in São Paulo, Brasil.