Violin or Fiddle? Call the instrument what you like but it’s all a matter of your musical taste. Those who call it a “fiddle” might imagine a crowd of friends and family stomping along to spirited folk music in a field, living room, or even pub. The “violin,” however, brings to mind a larger, stationary audience seated under the towering ceiling of an amphitheater while an artist saws his bow back and forth to the tune of a classical melody.

This gallery of photos from different PicsArtists exemplifies the two faces of this instrument. How do the artists in this gallery view the musical instrument they are photographing? In each shot, do you see an instrument of a more soulful and traditional or classical genre?

Comment below to let us know what you think when you see these photos.

violin pictures gallery

violin pictures gallery

violin picture gallery

violin pictures gallery

violin pictures gallery

violin pictures gallery

violin pictures gallery

violin pictures gallery

violin pictures gallery