Author: Victoria

What you should know about Frédéric Chopin

  Nocturnes, preludes, waltzes, drama, and fame – Chopin was a Polish composer who gave artistic birth to some of the greatest piano music, appreciated by both classical music lovers and by the casual listener. If you want to learn more about him, his life and his body of work, these interesting facts I’ve put together should satisfy your curiosity. Frédéric François Chopin was born in Poland, Europe, and he was part of the Romantic era. Ever since his debut, he was called a poetic genius and praised for the complexity of his pieces. He grew up in Warsaw and showed signs he was a prodigy ever since he was a young child.     Although he loved his native country, at the age of 20, he left for France, where he settled in Paris, a city much more fitted for his artistic endeavors. It’s a well-known fact that for...

What makes the difference between modern and contemporary art?

  Studying art and understanding its concepts is not that easy as anyone would assume, especially since there are countless forms art can have. If we look around us, everything can be cataloged as art – buildings with their architecture, our homes with our interior decorations, paintings, the music we listen, and even the food we eat while watching a movie. However, as volatile as it may seem, art does have some strict grounds, especially regarding its type. And, in order to try to talk about it, you first need to know exactly the type of art you are looking at. The different styles of art are mainly dictated by the times in which they appeared, as well as the types of techniques and materials used to create them. But, while classic art and ancient art can be easily told apart in terms of materials and techniques used, spotting the...

Famous electric violinists

  Electric violins are charming and eclectic instruments that don’t get enough coverage in mainstream media. The instruments have such a distinctive sound and can be recognized instantly. They are famous for their powerful notes and for the fact that every time someone plays one, it’s a spectacle. And there are quite a few outstanding players who make electric violin playing an art. One of the most respected musicians, who even has a custom-made electric violin, is Michal Urbaniak. He is a Polish artist who also loves to play saxophone and Lyricon. His style is a mix of jazz and hip-hop with a dash of blues and folk. He is renowned for his creativity and his unexpected sonic fusions. He has a few albums that did well commercially and has traveled throughout the world to play his tunes. He mostly played in his native country and had a very warm...