The Fortepiano (1720)

The fortepiano is one  the oldest surviving early  pianos. The artifact remains on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The piano has only 54 keys, while modern pianos have 88. The structure is wing shaped similar to a hapsicord. The piano would produce a different sound,giving musicians more to work with.  […]

Read more "The Fortepiano (1720)"

“China The Cake of Kings And Emperors ” Political Cartoon (1898)

This was a political cartoon produced in France discussing European colonial ambition in China. The  racist representation of a Chinese Qing official was a common depiction at the time in European newspapers and visual media. The European leaders depicted are ignoring him as they slowly divide up China. The leaders shown are Queen Victoria, Kaiser […]

Read more "“China The Cake of Kings And Emperors ” Political Cartoon (1898)"