With its stunning blue, gold, and green palette, this piano clipart from the 1940s looks as though it was painted on paper.
But the original piano in question was a Yamaha DX-60, an acoustic instrument made in 1938 by the Italian manufacturer Rizzuto, whose catalog was the home to the world’s finest pianos and a number of other popular instruments.
As the piano cliparts’ history shows, these instruments were not only very expensive, but also had to be played with precision, since their bodies had to sit in precise positions on the strings.
They also required a skilled pianist to play them.
A piece of music that is so simple yet so complex is impossible to play.
But that is what the pianist did.
The original piano was placed on a table and the piano was played by a professional pianist, named Angelo.
A few years later, Rizzutos piano company introduced the piano clipsart to the public.
This piece of art was not a masterpiece by the art of Angelo de Medici, but rather by the skill of Angelo, who could play such complex pieces of music.