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A violin, like a viola, a cello or a double bass, is an object that has many characteristics.

Among these we find two, which stand out among the others: the aesthetics and the sonority.

Why are these two considered more important than others?

The reason lies in the fact that both possess a capacity, that is to be able to transmit something intangible, universal ... to be able to transmit beauty.

We happen in life to be attracted by the beauty of something ... by a woman's or a man's body for example ... but then we realize that we use the same word BEAUTIFUL to describe another body, different from the first.

We therefore use the same term to name two or more real details ... in this case two human bodies.

Then we realize that we are using the same adjective, beautiful, in relation to a completely different kind of thing ... for example to speak of the beauty of the soul, or of the inner beauty, therefore no longer external, no longer physical as in the case of human bodies, but referring to something abstract.

In the same way we can always use the word beautiful to describe a mathematical theorem or a sonata for solo violin ... and so on.

Therefore, we notice that we use the same adjectives to define quite different actual details.


Thus, we can affirm that when real details vary, something within them remains fixed and does not change. This something is beauty.


To accomplish this step, to identify what does not vary, we need to ABSTRACT.


More precisely, to abstract means to extract what does not vary.


All this has an extraordinarily strong creative power. Why?


Because if I can abstract correctly, I will be able to hold the beautiful and play on the variation of everything else, creating a new object, a new real detail that will give me beauty.


In conclusion, this is why we consider a violin by Giuseppe Fiorini as beautiful and why we perceive the beauty of a Nicola Amati violin in the same way...or why we find BEAUTY in a viola by Antonio Stradivari or a cello by Gaetano Sgarabotto.


Instruments that change in a portentous way from one to another but maintain a stable element that unites them.

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