This particular instrument appears to be made of glass. When I played my viola, the instrument and the music emanating from it seemed to take on a life of its own. <--- Thats what the last person said, I completely agree, but I play the violin
One of history's most renowned Art Nouveau painters Gustav Klimt is known for his decorative style paintings filled with erotic scenes. And considering all the subtle details in the paintings, these must've been quite a challenge to put on canvas.