Zooming into Italian Masterpieces

This past week, an Italian web site (Haltadefinizione) placed online six masterpieces from the famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence, all in super high resolution. Each image is packed with close to 28 billion pixels, a resolution 3,000 times greater than your normal digital photo. And this gives art connaisseurs everywhere the ability to zoom in and explore these paintings in exquisitely fine detail – to see strokes and details not normally seen even by visitors to the Uffizi. The paintings featured here include Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus; Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation and The Last Supper; The Baptism of Christ by Verrocchio and da Vinci; Caravaggio’s Bacchus; and the Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo by Bronzino. These masterpieces will remain online for free until January 29. For more details on the project, look here. Thanks Claudia for the great heads up.

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