The New York Times just ran an entertaining story about various portraits of Mozart. Apparently Salzburg, where Mozart was born, has put together an exhibit of 14 portraits of him. Attached to the Times story is a gallery of a Mozart portrait slideshow, so you may view and judge.
You won't find the above picture in the gallery! It is totally spurious. But I always liked it anyway.
The Gusto Blog has explored this subject before, about how we are kind of at sea as to how Mozart looked. I like what the story's author, Daniel J. Wakin, writes: "The exhibition speaks to a yearning within the living to know the past, by knowing the face of someone whose work lives on so powerfully in our own time."
-- Mary Kunz Goldman
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